Norma Jean Bowman, 89, LaFontaine, passed away at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at her residence. She was born in Wabash, on May 3, 1930, to the late Dan & Edna Wendel.
She was a graduate from Lagro High School. She married Charles K. Bowman on Jan. 27, 1950; he passed away on March 5, 2013. She was fabulous homemaker, who took pride in caring of her family.
Norma Bowman is survived by two daughters, Diane Curless, of Katy, Texas; and Joy (Kenneth) Parson, of LaFontaine; three sons: Dan (Georgann) Bowman and Kevin (Kymber) Bowman, both of LaFontaine; and Kerry (Melissa) Bowman, of Temecula, Calif.; eighteen grandchildren: Jennifer Curless, Brandon Curless, Trisha Curless-Graves, Robbie Curless, Danielle Shaw, Laura Langebartels, Lindsay Rhodes, Michael Bowman, Amber Lewis, Kyle Bowman, Evan Bowman, Amy Hobson, Ryan Bowman, Zac Bowman, Levi Bowman, Grace Bowman, Aaron Parson, and Ashley Parson and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Wendel.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, IN 46940. Burial will follow at Grant Memorial Park in Marion.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to The Great Commission Fund of The Christian Missionary Alliance, www.cmalliance.org (Great Commission Fund), 8595 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920.