Florence Bowman


Florence Talley Bowman, 99, of Remington, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017.

Born January 4, 1918 in Columbus, to the late Charles W. and Eva (Newsome) Talley.

She graduated from Columbus High School in 1933, Earlham College in 1937, and received her library certification from Indiana University.

On May 24, 1942, she married Wendell C. Bowman and he preceded her in death on December 8, 2001. They lived in the Remington area for most of their married life.

Florence taught English, Latin, and Spanish at Remington and Gilboa high schools.

She organized and directed the libraries in the Tri-County School Corporation, having served as an educator for 37 years at the time of her retirement in 1983.

Florence was a member of First Christian Church of Remington where she was the pianist in the children’s department for several years. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary 280 and county and state retired teachers’ organizations.

Florence served on the Remington-Carpenter Township Public Library Board and was president when the Carnegie building was destroyed by fire and a new library was built.

She was an enthusiastic IU Basketball fan and enjoyed working crossword puzzles, reading, and knitting. She made hundreds of cap and bootie sets for the newborns at Jasper County Hospital.

Surviving are her grandchildren, Raymond Bowman of Mount Morris, Illinois and Melisa Bowman of Sarasota, Florida, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell C. Bowman; her sons, Scott and Craig Bowman; and her sister, Ruth T. DeCou.

A private service will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to the donor’s charity of choice in loving memory of Florence.

You may light a Candle of Hope in remembrance of Florence and sign her online guestbook by visiting www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.