In Memory of

Dorothy L. Bowling

July 13, 1924 - January 5, 2011
Dorothy L. Bowling, the daughter of Walter and Margaret (Burwell) Smith was born on July 13, 1924, in Oklahoma City, OK. Her childhood years were spent in Oklahoma City where she attended school. On July 15, 1942, Dorothy was united in marriage to Henry Clay Bowling in Oklahoma City. To this union two children were born, Donna and Michael. Following their marriage they lived in Oklahoma City where she remained at home helping to raise their two children. After a couple years, Henry's job as a plant manager brought them to Kansas City, MO, Louisville, KY, Des Moines, IA, Dubuque, IA, Marshall, MO, and to Cherokee, IA. Dorothy enjoyed oil painting, golf, and cooking. Most of all she loved being around her family and friends. On January 5, 2010, Dorothy passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Henry Bowling on January 2, 1996; one son, Michael Bowling, in 1963; and one son-in-law, Deon Ray Meyer in 2000. She is survived by one daughter, Donna Meyer of Cherokee; grandson, Michael Meyer of Lincoln, NE; granddaughter, Stefanie and her husband Matthew Williamson of Aurelia; five great-grandchildren: Jerick, Vanessa, Austin, Gavin, and Kylee; her special companion, Lawrence Crist of Cherokee; as well as other relatives and friends.
SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, January 10, 2011, at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Tom Lewis
CASKET BEARERS
Friends From the First Church of Christ.
VISITATION
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3:00-5:00 P.M. at Greenwood Funeral Home with the family present during that time.
MUSIC
"Rock of Ages" "When We all Get To Heaven" "Amazing Grace" by Kayla Strasser Organist- Vangie Sins
INTERMENT
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa

Condolences

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS MAY GOD HELP YOU THRU THIS SAD TIME GOD BLESS TERRY AND KATHY WENDEL”
- KATHY WENDEL
Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Donna and Family, You are in our thought and prayer during this difficult time. Know that your mom and grandma are in peace.”
- Scott and Becky Olk
Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Nelda & I are so sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of her and Hank and I know you will miss her...so sorry and thinking of you at this difficult time.”
- John A. Reicks
Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Donna & family and Lawrence: I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed getting to know Dorothy. She was a 'hoot'. My sincerest condolences. ”
- Lorna Clark
Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss. I hope all is well with you. ”
- Irene Meaker and Carol Griffith
Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Iam so sorry to hear about Dorothy she sure was a great woman and will be missed dearly.My thoughts and prayers are with the family , God Bless ”
- AMY STRAHMANN
Friday, January 7, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Donna, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I always enjoyed Dorothy.”
- MaryLu wolf
Friday, January 7, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“My sympathy to Dorothy's family. Dorothy was always a very dear friend to Mom and Dad. 'Ernie and Phyllis Tscherter'”
- Sandi Witt
Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Donna and family, I am so sorry to hear that your sweet Mom has passed away. I will miss her regular stops at our Dollar General and her fun loving spirit. God bless you and help you during this sad time
I only wish I could help in some way. God Bless you”
- Barb Kuhnes
Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL THROUGH THIS TRYING TIME.WE ARE ALL GONNA MISS HER COMING IN THE STORE AND JOKING AROUND WITH US.IT WAS A PLEASURE TO HAVE KNOW HER FOR SHE WAS ONE OF A KIND.MAY GOD BE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW.GOD BLESS!”
- SUE WRIGHT
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