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Elizabeth Marie Bowlin

February 18, 1929 — May 1, 2024

Whitewater

Elizabeth Marie Bowlin

Elizabeth Marie (Mosiman) Bowlin passed from this world to her Heavenly home on May 1, 2024, at the age of 95..
 
 Elizabeth (Betty) was born to John and Marie (Mueller) Mosiman on February 18, 1929 at Bethel Deaconess Hospital in Newton, Kansas.  Betty grew up in the Furley community with her parents and seven brothers.   Being the only girl, she was well protected and loved by all those boys.  Betty spent the last year of her life living in the same hall at Kidron Bethel Village with two of them, Don and Butch.  She was still fiercely protected and loved by her brothers while at Kidron.  
 
 Betty graduated from Whitewater High School in 1947 and then went on to earn her teaching certificate from Ottawa University.  She taught for four years in a two-room schoolhouse in Greenwich, Kansas and then went on to teach for one year in Whitewater before starting her family.  She loved being in the classroom and often spoke fondly of her time shaping young minds.  
 
 Betty married the love of her life, Blaine Bowlin, on June 16, 1953 at Elbing Missionary Church.   They were married for 65 years.  Together they made their home in Whitewater, Kansas and gave birth to three children: Scott, Brenda and Carl.  In 1956, Blaine and Elizabeth purchased the Whitewater Locker Company where they worked side by side for 34 years before retiring and turning the business over to their son, Scott.   Elizabeth wore many hats while working alongside Blaine, all while raising their three children at the Locker.   Betty was a member of the Federated Church of Whitewater where she was the church pianist for over 60 years….retiring her position at the age of 93.  Sitting at the piano gave her so much enjoyment and peace.  She could often be found sitting at her piano in her living room calming herself with hymns right up to the day she moved to Kidron.   Betty shared her love for Jesus with her kind heart and warm smile to everyone she met.  
 
 Betty spent countless hours working in her flower beds and garden.  She loved to share the beauty of her yard with anyone she could.  Many friends and family members received detailed tours of the fruits of her labor.   Her success growing truly beautiful plants was a testament to her patience and love. Betty loved to sew, crochet, bake her famous pies, grow an impressive garden and spend  time outside enjoying God’s beauty.   She could be seen in her later years in her golf cart still caring for her yard and flowers, and continued to give tours to anyone who was interested.  Betty had a special place in her heart for young children.   Even in her last weeks, a child could bring a smile to her face.  Aside from her many interests, Betty’s true pride and joy was her family.  She was happiest when surrounded by them.  
 
 Betty is survived by her son Scott (Terre) Bowlin of Whitewater and daughter, Brenda (David) Highbarger of Towanda.   Grandchildren: Brandon Bowlin, Grant (Adriane) Bowlin, Cameron (Jessica) Bowlin, Stacia Hobbs, Devin (Tara) Highbarger, Kelsey (Levi) Koster and Talia (Sam) Tewes.   Great-grandchildren: Ayden, Cooper and Noah Bowlin; Jude, Julian, Jentry and Jonas Bowlin; Waylon and Clay Bowlin; Landon, Spencer and Ainsleigh Hobbs; Wade Highbarger and Amelia Tewes.  Brothers Butch Mosiman and Wayne Mosiman.   Sisters-in-law Marilyn Mosiman and Madeline Mosiman and many nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.  
 
 Elizabeth is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Blaine Bowlin, her son Carl Wade Bowlin and brothers Johnny, Willard, Gerald, Eldon and Don Mosiman.      
 
 Family will gather with friends on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 from 6:00-8:00pm at Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.    A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30am Thursday, May 9, 2024 at The Federated Church, Whitewater with burial to follow at the Whitewater Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made in Elizabeth’s name to The Federated Church.

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