Lucille Bowden

May 20, 1924 ‒ November 22, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Lucille Bowden, age 91, of N. Main Street, Mount Vernon, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. She was born on May 20, 1924 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, the daughter of Ralph and Edna (Bebout) Ryan. Lucille was an administrative assistant for American Electric Power and Cooper Energy Services both in Mount Vernon. She was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church where she belonged to the United Methodist Women and sang in the choir for many years.

She is survived by her children, Catherine (Larry) Yarman of Mount Vernon, Stephen (Ruth Ann) Bowden of Mansfield and Julie (Jeff) Pillow of Howard, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Janetta Ryan of Sebring, Florida and three nephews.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Bowden, a sister, Shirley Ann Ryan and a brother, Dwight Ryan.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 N. Gay Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Rev. Denise Marikis will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Lucille’s name may be made to the Living Memorial Fund at Gay Street United Methodist Church.

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  • Lucille was one of the first people to greet us when we came to serve at Gay Street UMC in 2000. She was always kind and caring and a “good and faithful servant” to God and the church. We are so sorry for your loss and want you to know you are all in our prayers and thoughts. May God bless each of you in her remembrance and in the celebration of her life.

  • Lucille was always so pleasant and faithful. She was so pleased when I would take a moment at church to tell her I was happy to see her be able to make it on a Sunday. I’m so glad I was able to have a short visit with her at the luncheon a week ago. She will be missed.

  • To the Bowden family:

    Thoughts and prayers from Florida. What a wonderful Mom and Lady. You all will be carrying on her wonderfulness.
    Perry C Brokaw

  • Julie – So sorry for your loss. Your mom was one special lady and she will be missed. Thinking of you and the family.
    Anne Dilley Powers

  • Julie, There are no words adequate to express the sadness I feel at learning of the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful lady, and both of your parents were such great friends of my parents when we lived in Mt. Vernon. Please know that you all are in my prayers. I will forever cherish the memories I have of the days when we would be together out at your house on New Delaware Rd. They left a wonderful legacy in you and your family. My you find comfort in all the great memories. Love to you all, Jean Ann Gates

  • I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Bowden’ death. She will be remembered for her sweet and loving ways. I am so glad that I got a chance to spend a few minutes with her during my trip back to Mt. Vernon a year ago.

  • Jeff and Julie-Sorry to learn of your loss. Lucille had to be so proud of her family and blessed by the legacy of faithful service that you all continue. God bless and comfort you at thus time.

  • Cathy,Steve,and Julie
    Sorry to learn of your loss. What a wonderful person your mother was. She will be missed. Our thougths and prayers are with you.

  • Julie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Losing a parent is such a hard thing to go thru, it doesn’t seem like it has already been 21/2 years since my Dad died. I wish I would have gotten a chance to know your Mom in person-cause I felt like I already knew her from the stories you told, even just the every day events of her life! Plus I think it helped that both our parents were “older” than most kids we knew. Which takes for a different understanding of their lives, their actions, & why they did things the way they did, and where their beliefs came from. Don’t you think?
    I should see you this evening, but until then, {{{HUGS}}} & Love,

  • Dear Julie, Jeff, and Family, I was saddened to read about Lucille’s passing. Had the pleasure of knowing her at Cooper’s. I hope that your fond memories and knowing that you have friends who care will help you through this loss. Sending you my deepest sympathy. Susie Huggins (Mike Schouten’s aunt)

  • What a sheer delight to have known Lucille for many years. Her absence will startle us when we next visit Mt. Vernon, there is no doubt. Do you think they play Euchre in Heaven?

    God’s Peace! Bob and Nancy MacDonald, Falls Church, Virginia

  • Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember taking care of her at The Living Center and she would tell others about remembering me when I was younger.

  • Praying for peace and comfort for your family as you grieve the loss of your dear Mother/Grandmother. May God send you many “Smile Memories” to remind you of her love and help you through your loss.