Frankie Nell Bowen

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Frankie Nell Bowen, 85, Nevada, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, in Nevada. She was born May 27, 1927, in Branson, Mo., to Preston L. Branstetter and Tassie Thorne Ballard Branstetter. She was married Dec. 8, 1945, in Mountain Grove, Mo., to Carl W. Bowen and he preceded her in death, Nov.15, 2002.

Mrs. Bowen taught school for three years at the Liberty School in Texas County. She and Carl moved to Nevada from West Plains, Mo., in 1960. Frankie worked as a psychiatric ward charge at the Nevada State Hospital from 1960 to 1966. She then worked as a case worker for Vernon County Family Services from 1966, until her retirement in 1980. She was a member and board member of the Church of the Nazarene in Nevada. She also taught Sunday school and played the piano. Things that were most important in her life were her faith and her family.

Survivors include three daughters, Carleta Burnett and her husband, Donald, Richmond, Va., Joy Jeffries and her husband, John B., Nevada, and Pamela Bowen and her husband, Tom, Kansas City, Mo.; one son, Randall Bowen and his wife, Dianna, Moundville, Mo.; four grandchildren, Valerie Tabler, John R.P. Jeffries, Jordan R. Jeffries, and Joel Jeffries; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rutha Altis, Independence, Mo., and Loura Ann Ford, Houston, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Carl.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Mar 27, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with the Revs. Kendall Ford and Mike Satterlee officiating. Interment will follow in Moundville Cemetery, Moundville, Mo.

Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, 301 S. Washington, Nevada.

Contributions may be made, in her memory, to the Church of the Nazarene Missions in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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