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Merlin Lewis Bowman

Merlin Lewis Bowman

Monday, April 18th, 1938 - Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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Merlin L. Bowman

Liberty, Missouri- Merlin Lewis Bowman, 80, passed away from his life on January 29, 2019.
Merlin was born April 18, 1938 in Winston, Missouri to Dewey and Mable (Willets) Bowman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Donald Bowman, Lloyd Bowman and Junior Bowman; 3 sisters, Dolly Jones, Kathryn Johnson and Wilma Bowman.
Merlin was a 1956 graduate of Gallatin High School. He was the Warehouse Manager for Central Manufacturing, retiring in 2005.
He was very active in the Masonic Lodge and enjoyed spending his time outdoors working in the yard and going to Sunday School.
On May 27, 1960, Merlin married Mary Ruth Latimer in Winston, Missouri.
Survivors: wife of 58 years, Mary, of the home; 2 sons, Terry (Teresa) Bowman, Lee’s Summit, MO, Ted (Karen) Bowman, Lawson, MO; 2 grandchildren, Austin Bowman and Courtney Bowman; brother, Jim (Mary) Bowman, St. Joseph, MO; 7 step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial service: 11:00AM, Friday, February 1, 2019 at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Masonic service with visitation following from 11:30-12:30PM. Inurnment at a late date. Online condolences:
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 1st, 2019 | 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Friday, February 1st, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Poland-Thompson Chapel
    222 W. Third
    CAMERON, MO 64429
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  • Service

    Friday, February 1st, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, February 1st, 2019 11:00am
    Poland-Thompson Chapel
    222 W. Third
    CAMERON, MO 64429
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Russell Hamilton


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Posted at 10:39am
I only got to know Merlin for a short time while I was his Nurse at Norterre. My prayers are with u all during this difficult time. Thanks for sharing him with us at Norterre. Jimmy

Teresa Bowman

Posted at 02:13pm
With love and hugs, from your Grandchildren and Great Grand Children
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"Merlin Lewis Bowman" brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget him/her!
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S. Ellis

Posted at 10:46am
I wish you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. (2 Corinthians 1:2-4) The Bible gives real hope of being reunited again with your loved one. It promises that your loved one will soon come back to life in the resurrection to a beautiful peaceful paradise on the earth. (John 5:28, 29) Sincerely, S. Ellis

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