Gertrude Bowman
Gertrude Bowman

Obituary of Gertrude Bowman

Gertrude W. Bowman, 85, of Avon, IN, formerly of Louisville, KY passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017. She was born in Walterboro, SC on September 17, 1931 daughter of Arthur and Ludie Scrivens Jenkins.

Gertrude was gifted in her knitting, especially a beautiful heirloom piece she created of the Twenty-third Psalm as well as many other pieces.  She also enjoyed crocheting and gave her hand made doilies to family members. Gertrude appreciated traveling with memories from England, Japan and Germany. 

Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Bowman; sisters, Henrietta Jenkins, Willie B. Fields, Amanda Richardson; brothers, Arthur Jenkins, Jr, Godfrey Jenkins, Jeffrey Jenkins, Moody Jenkins, and Ivory Jenkins.

Survivors include her sister, Betty Manuel of Fayetteville, NC; children, Wendell “Skip” Bowman, Dorothy “Dot” Goff, Rudolph “Rudy” Bowman, Tyree “Ty” (Ann) Bowman; 9 grandchildren, Shawn, Anthonia, Carla, Tyree, Danielle, Yvonne, Lynn, Derrick; 14 great grandchildren, Zachary, Austin, Angelia, Arthur Lee, Maya, Karynne, Danny, Ebenezer, Xavier, Kortney, Kenyon, Kimora, and Aaliyah.

Family and Friends will gather at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in The Blended Church, 2215 Country Club Road, Indianapolis, IN 46234, where the funeral service will begin at noon.

A Committal Service will take place in Lebanon National Cemetery on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

In memory of Gertrude, donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, # 100 Indianapolis, IN  46240. Envelopes will be available at the funeral service.             

Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family with arrangements.