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Dorothy M. Bowell

Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home

Abilene, KS


Dorothy M. Bowell, age 88, of Abilene, passed away Friday December 13, 2013 at the Memorial Hospital in Abilene.

She was born September 13, 1925 near Abilene the daughter of Ward and Florence (Heinen) Garten.

Dorothy graduated from Abilene High School and worked for Zeys Market, Sterl Bros and Keels Clothing Stores.

On March 10, 1946 she married Laron Dale Bowell in Abilene. From then on she helped Laron on the Family farm. Laron passed away on March 9, 2007.

Dorothy is survived by her son Pastor Ron and his wife Kerry Bowell of Salina, daughter Virginia and her husband Jim Hurlbut of Bella Vista, Arkansas, sisters Phyllis Peterson of Brooking South Dakota, Edith Week of Salina, Kansas, Annie Voy of Las Vegas, Nevada, seven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Along with her husband Laron, Dorothy was preceded in death by her great grandchild Zane Bowell, brothers Fred and Buzz Garten, and her parents.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home in Abilene with Pastor Kerry Coup officiating.

Dorothys final resting place will be in the Abilene Cemetery.

Friends may sign the register book after 9:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Dorothys memory to Hospice of Dickinson County or to CrossRoads Church and may be sent in care of the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW 3rd, Abilene, Kansas 67410.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.martinbeckercarlson.com.

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