Betty Bowman

Betty Jane Bowman, 62, of Rushville died at 6:50 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2004, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 7, 1941, in Brooklyn Township, Schuyler County, a daughter of Marion and Margaret Bradbury Lerch. She married John Bowman on May 16, 1960, in Rushville.

Surviving are two sons, David and Tim, both of Rushville; one daughter, Rhonda Crosier of Rushville; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; four brothers, Marion "Bert" (and Karen) Lerch of Beardstown, Carl (and Donna) Lerch of Cuba, Don (and Char) Lerch of Rushville and Jack (and Mary) Lerch of Rushville; and one sister, Joan (and Steve) Stull of Raritan.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter Livingston, Larry Joe Lerch and Robert Livingston; and one sister, Mary Margaret Lerch.

She owned and operated Green Gables Motel in Rushville.

She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Rushville.

Services were held Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Mike Hall officiating. Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/10/2004

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