Betty Bowers


Betty Faye Bowers, 85, of Columbus, died at 12:25 a.m. September 12, 2016, at Four Seasons Health Care Center.

Born July 5, 1931, in Columbus, she was the daughter of Fred and Catherine Louise McGee Cookson. She married Russell L. Bowers October 26, 1946. He preceded her in death December 15, 2009.

Betty was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. She always looked forward to cooking for Friday night family gatherings.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, September 16, 2016, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Teike officiating. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Survivors include her son, Jerry W. (Cathy) Bowers of Columbus; daughters, Glenda K. (Jack) Tays of Columbus, Kathy L. (Steve) Summers of Cleveland, Ohio, and Tammy J. (Jeff) Eggleston of Columbus; brother, Roger Cookson of Columbus; sisters, Jackie (Bob) Lambert, Carolyn Compton, Barbara Jordan, Roberta Ogle and Kay (Bob) England, all of Columbus; grandchildren, Shelley (Bryant) Bultman, Kevin Tays, Steven Bowers, Heather Anderson, Chelsey (Ethan) Baugher, Marc (Danielle) Eggleston and Jessica Eggleston; and great-grandchildren, Lindsey Christy, Carson Tays, Shelby Tays, Max Bultman, Emy Tays, Avery Tays, Mackenzie Bowers, Adrienne Anderson, Kealy Baugher, Temprance Eggleston, Malichi Eggleston, Charlie Baugher, Quillen Phillips and Naomi Eggleston.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Ginger L. Walton; and a son-in-law, Chuck Walton.

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