Butler: Ruth B. Bowman, 92, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Auburn, IN. She was born on September 8, 1927 in rural Butler to the late Russell Lowell and Zelma Ethel (Miser) Houser. Ruth married Joseph E. Bowman on January 1, 1946 at the Methodist Parsonage in Butler, IN. and he preceded her in death on July 29, 1998. She was a fine homemaker. She was a long standing member of the Butler United Methodist Church. Her fingers were busy all the time crafting, gardening (well known for her pickles), crocheting, sewing, but although her greatest passion was spending time with family.
Surviving are two daughters and two sons; Cheryl K. Markiton of Auburn, Carole J. (Phil) Bard of Auburn, Joseph N. (Sandra) Bowman of Hamilton, and Bruce E. (Cecelia) Bowman of Clayton, IN. Also surviving includes several grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son; Brian C. Bowman (1960-1990) and three brothers; Wayne Houser, Carroll Houser, and Junior Houser.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, burial will be private in the Butler Cemetery. Family requests memorials be given in memory of Ruth Bowman to: Butler United Methodist Church 501 W. Green Street Butler, IN. 46721 or Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice 1315 Directors Row unit 210 Fort Wayne, IN. 46808.
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Arrangements and assisting the family have been entrusted to H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home of Butler.
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