Mary F. Bowman

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Mary F. Bowman, 94 of Turner, KS, went to meet her savior on 11/18/2021 after a brief illness. She is survived by her niece, Tina Jones (Ron), nephews Jeff Fehd (Melissa) and Duane Fehd (Suzy), and her brother-in-law, Ray Fehd, as well as her great nieces and her great-great nephews who she adored, and extended family from Alabama.
Mary was one of six children born to Martha and James Bowman in the Mobile Alabama area. She was the last surviving child and joins her parents and siblings- Mack, Mason, George, Louise and Ruth- in the hereafter for what we are sure is a glorious reunion.
Mary came to Kansas City in 1940’s as a young woman hoping to pursue a career as a flight attendant. When she did not meet the height requirement, she took a job as a bookkeeper and began her career here in the metro. She enjoyed a close relationship with her siblings, but especially with Louise who joined her here in Kansas City. Mary was a dedicated employee of Gresham and Associates for 25+ years and then Forrest T Jones for another 20 years before she was sidelined by an injury on the ice that took her out of the workforce at 70+ years of age.
Having never married herself, Mary was an integral part of Louise’s family and served as a second mother of sorts to Louise’s children. She was especially close with Tina and they shared many hobbies and a lot of memories, right up until the end when Tina was her primary caretaker during those last days. Mary was affectionately known as “Aunt Mary” by many people who were not her natural nieces and nephews, which she thoroughly enjoyed and welcomed! Aunt Mary could always be found with a smile and a laugh that made her a pure joy to be around. She would happily tell you stories but was also content to listen. Her relationship with her Creator was evident every day of her life, and she loved when she taught Sunday school, but most especially her relationship was evident through the many losses of her siblings and her reliance on Him during those times.
Mary loved the Lord and she loved music and combined the two as often as possible. She loved taking her niece and nephews to Peaches for records during the holidays when they were young. She loved watching sports and talking sports with her nephews, especially her home state college team- Roll Tide Aunt Mary. She could often be found baking in the last decade of life for those who she loved: cookies, breads, pies… you name it. She loved sewing, gardening and was an avid learner as well, teaching herself the steel guitar in her 80s. She owed her longevity to genetics and holistic self-care.
What Aunt Mary really wanted from those of us who loved her is that we celebrate her life and her joyous union with Jesus. Please join us Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm for that celebration at Kansas City Funeral Directors, 4880 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, KS 66106. The family requests donations in lieu of flowers to Trinity Broadcast Network as she was a supporter of the network during her life.