The Duncan Banner

November 2, 2012

Mary Josephine ‘Jo’ Bowden

March 21, 1925 — Oct. 30, 2012


The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Mary Josephine “Jo” Bowden, 87, passed from this life into the presence of Jesus on Oct. 30, 2012, in Oklahoma City. She was born March 21, 1925, in Lenora, Texas, to Lila and William Coulter. Jo was the last surviving of nine children.

She married Winford Troy “Dub” Bowden, who was the love of her life. After a few years in Duncan, they settled in Velma. She was a devoted wife and mother and a joy to everyone who knew her. Jo was an active member of Velma Baptist Church.

She is now reunited with her parents; husband “Dub” Bowden; and her first daughter, Linda Darlene. Jo is survived by son, Leland Duane Bowden and wife Paula; daughter, Debbra and husband David Baldwin; grandchildren, Dawn Kuder, Ann Marie and husband Jayson Huff, Hannah and husband Brent Lovelace, Amy Baldwin, Danielle and husband Chris Rider; great-grandchildren, Jadon Steward, Aisley and Avalynn Lovelace, Finley Rider; sisters-in-law, Margie Barrick and Mary Abel; brothers-in-law, Jim, Bob and Lloyd Bowden. Services to celebrate her life will be Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Harvest Hills Baptist Church in Duncan with burial to follow at Duncan City Cemetery.