Dorothy E. Bowen, 86, West Branch
Obituaries · April 06, 2017

Dorothy E. Bowen, 86, of West Branch, passed away March 29, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 235 South Second St., West Branch, Iowa.

Dorothy Ethel Bowen was born on Feb. 23, 1931, to Melville W. Finlayson and Marian S. Finlayson in Elmhurst, Ill. She was united in marriage with Roger B. Bowen on Oct. 2, 1951, in Elmhurst, Ill. She was a retail clerk, business owner, and a homemaker, during her lifetime. She enjoyed reading, camping and canoeing.

She is survived by her husband, Roger; daughter, Jane S. Knipper (Rick); sons John R. Bowen (Mindy) and Scott D. Bowen; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melville and Marian Finlayson; brothers Donald Finlayson and J. Douglas Finlayson; and sisters Marion McGee, Connie Watson and Pat Schmidt.

Memorials can be directed to Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade St., Iowa City, Iowa 52240.

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