Joan Georgette Bowen

December 19, 2016

Joan Georgette Bowen 95, a former Frankfort resident, died at 4:20 a.m. December 19, 2016 at Arbor Grove Village Nursing Home, Greensburg, Ind.  Born October 11, 1921 in Frankfort, Ind., to Beryl Hamilton & Grace (Dickerson) Goldsberry.  She married James Robert Bowen at the First Christian Church, Frankfort, Ind. on November 1, 1939 and he preceded her in death on February 12, 2006.  Joan was a 1939 graduate of Frankfort High School.  She was a retired secretary, working for Clinton County Hospital, Community Schools of Frankfort and First Christian Church.   She was a member of the First Christian Church, Frankfort, Ind., where she was active in the Esther Circle and formerly secretary and treasurer.  She enjoyed crocheting, knitting & playing the piano.  She created wonderful memories with her family and friends.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 12 Noon Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home with visiting beginning at 10 a.m. until time of service. Pastor Pam Ditson-McCall will officiate. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Greensburg Animal Shelter, 1635 N. Park Road, Greensburg, Ind., 47240

Survived by:

a daughter: Karen (Larry) Weimer of Greensburg, Ind., 3 grandchildren, Jennifer (Don) Blankman, Suzanne Weimer and Matt Weimer, all of Greensburg, 2 great grandsons, Michael and David Blankman also of Greensburg.

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her twin sister Joyce and 2 brothers Leon and Tharon Goldsberry.


Leave your Condolences

11 Condolences for “Joan Georgette Bowen”

  1. Harriet Chapman December 19, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    My heart breaks with yours. She will be missed.
    Love Harriet

  2. Lesa Moore December 19, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Bob & Joan were good friends of my parents, Harry & Becky Shoemaker. I have great memories of spending time at their house on South Jackson Street. Joan was one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  3. Debbie Voorhis December 20, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Aunt Joan was one of the kindest, sweetest and most patient people I have ever known. Our family was very close. She and Uncle Bob used to come to my parents house on Saturday mornings along with Uncle Herschel, and Aunt Shirley. Mother would make breakfast, and family memories would be shared. I imagine the laughter filled the house. I will miss her. I love you so much, Aunt Joan. A new angel is in Heaven and seeing Jesus face to face.

  4. Ken Walters December 20, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I still remember Mrs. Bowen from my years at Kyger Elementary. She was always nice and remembered our names.

  5. Joni Spears December 20, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Karen, It was sad to hear about Aunt Joan passing and you are in my thought and prayers.

  6. Betty Burkhart December 20, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    My prayers and thoughts are with you Karen and all the family. May you find peace with your faith in Our Heavenly
    Love to all of you.
    Betty Burkhart

  7. Matt Knueven December 21, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Leaving you our deepest sympathy.

    Matt & Anton

  8. Mary Jane Weaver December 21, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    To the entire family of Joan Bowen, my grandmother was Kate Goldsberry-VanCamp & because of her, I grew up always knowing Joan. She was always so very nice to me. I always was taught to call her Aunt Joan. I loved her & I know she felt the same way about me. I am so sorry for your loss of such a dear loved one. I know you will always miss her. She was just the kind of lady that would be a close dear loved one to everyone. I offer my condolences to each of you. It has been years now since I have seen her, but still she is a very important loved one to me. My prayers & thoughts are with each of you. She will always be missed.

  9. Nancy Richey December 21, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Karen, so sorry to hear about your mother. Many happy memories of your mother and dad having coffee every Saturday morning. Have a Merry Christmas! You and your family are in my prayers.

  10. Eric L. Mundell December 24, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Joan was a very dear person, always so kind-hearted and sweet. I spent many Sundays sharing a pew with her at FCC, and my mother, Virginia, always counted Joan among her steadfast church friends. She and I were very saddened to learn of her passing. Sending comforting thoughts and wishes to her daughter and extended family. We hope that healing comes soon and that the memories endure beautifully. Take care.

  11. Cindy McDonald December 27, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Mrs. Bowen was secretary at Kiger El. when my sister and I attended. I think she was under Principal Larry Benbow. She was a sweet lady who always was kind and friendly to students. We remember her to this day as when we were small children. She touched many little souls and made school office a welcome place! She will always be remembered for her spirit and love of children that she serviced.

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