Sunset Funeral Home
1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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Doris M. Bowler

November 2, 1930 - August 18, 2020


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    Becky Gravitt says

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Just hearing Brian speak of his “Nanny” makes me know she was a wonderful person. I had the pleasure of meeting her at Brian and Kelly’s wedding and enjoyed several phone calls with her “just checking on the kids”. Our sincere sympathy is being sent to your family.
    Barry and Becky Gravitt

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Doris M. Bowler, 89, passed away on August 18, 2020 at the home of her son in Evansville. She was born on November 2, 1930 to John and Florence Carl in Lawrence County, Illinois.

Doris graduated high school in 1947 and married Bud O. Bowler on May 29, 1948. Doris retired from General Electric, Mt. Vernon after 20 years. After retirement, she was able to take many trips and enjoyed travelling; especially to Arizona and Alaska. She and Bud especially enjoyed a safari in Kenya. Doris was an avid reader, enjoyed crossword and word puzzles, and playing cards. Most of all, she loved being with her family and watching her grandchildren grow up and watching them participate in school sports and activities.

Doris is survived by her children Larry (Mary) Bowler, Cheri Bowler, Evan Bowler, and Dina Bowler; her grandchildren Brandon, David (Julie), Brooke (Mike), and Brian (Kelly); her great-grandchildren Lila, Eli, Riley, Bennett, Trevor, and Taylor; her sister Evelyn; and her nieces Sandy (Frank) and Bolonda.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Bud who passed on September 28, 2010; her parents; her brothers Gene, Tom, Donnie, and Jim; and sisters Goldie and Georgie.

Private family services will be held at Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Park.