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Esther M. Bowen

Esther’s life began on August 19, 1924, on the family farm near Peabody, KS. She was the daughter of Granville and Sylvia (Jarvis) Liggett. Esther was united in marriage to Robert Bowen in 1942 in Peabody, KS. Esther worked for many years as a nurse’s aide in area nursing homes in Florence, Peabody, and Marion. She was a wonderful crocheter, creating tablecloths, dolls and blankets for family and friends. Esther enjoyed playing cards, word games and especially enjoyed her grandchildren. Her greatest joy was her family which includes her children Sonny Bowen of Alamogordo, NM, Gertrude Malm of Goessel, Mary Lou (James) Cogdill of Marion, Dan (Janet) Bowen of Moundridge, Elizabeth Johnson of Hillsboro and Nancy Shanklin of Florence, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Esther passed away on Tuesday August 17, 2021, at home. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, two sons Phillip and John Bowen and several siblings. A private family graveside will be held at a later date. Yazel- Megli Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorial contributions in Esther’s name may be directed to Good Shepherd Hospice. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Esther at www.yazelmeglifuneralhome.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Esther Bowen

Iris shanklin Aug 29 2021 10:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Esther Bowen

William and Joyce Miller Aug 27 2021 5:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Esther Bowen

Melodee King Aug 27 2021 2:20 PM

Grandma was the best. She always loved, always accepted. She was so gentle and kind. Loved to play games and learn about "things". Avid reader. She will be missed. Heaven is celebrating a new arrival. Not of an Angel, as we are not angels in heaven. But of a beautiful soul. I love you Grandma! Till we meet again!💜

LaShelle Aug 26 2021 2:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Esther Bowen

LaShelle Aug 26 2021 2:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Esther Bowen

Debbie Craig Aug 25 2021 2:02 PM