The Duncan Banner


February 12, 2013

Nell Jo Bowen

Oct. 5, 1937 — Feb. 10, 2013


Nell Jo Bowen, a lifelong resident of Comanche, peacefully passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 10, 2013, at Duncan Regional Hospital. She was 75 years old.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to services time Tuesday.
Nell was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Comanche, to Dewey and Opal Nelson Richards. On Oct. 23, 1952, she and Kenneth Ray Bowen were united in marriage at Henrietta, Texas. They raised their two children, Theresa and Kenny, in this community.
Nell was very active in church. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Being with her family during the holidays was very special to her.
Survivors include her daughter, Theresa Randolph of Comanche; three grandsons: Cary McCreight, Durant, Coby Beck and Shannon Perry, Dallas, Texas, and Chance Beck and wife Miranda, Comanche; five great-grandchildren: Michaela Beck, McKenzie Beck, Hunter Beck, Easton Beck and Carson Beck.
Nell was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth in 2007; a son, Kenny Bowen in 2001; her parents; and three brothers: Jack Richards, Garland Richards and Jerry Richards.
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