Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

May 7, 2014

Ilin Bowen


The Daily Iowegian

---- — Ilin Bowen, 94, passed away May 3, 2014 at Centerville Nursing and Rehab in Centerville.

Ilin was born Dec. 11, 1919 near West Grove to Harley and Minta Cochran.

Ilin attended rural school and graduated from Cincinnati High School, Centerville Community College and Northeast Missouri University at Kirksville, Mo. She spent several years as a teacher in Appanoose and Wayne Counties. Ilin was a member of Drake Avenue Christian Church, Delta Kappa Gamma sorority for years and also loved to go to the 18-80 Club to play cards.

On Aug. 27, 1938, she was united in marriage to Doris Bowen. To this union, sons Jerry, Jack, Jim and John were born. She dedicated her life to her family, especially grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her students at school and to her savior Jesus Christ.

She is survived by sons, Jim Bowen and Darlene of Centerville and John Bowen and Barbara, of Littleton, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Joyce Bowen; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister, Iola McMorrow; and brothers, Ivan Cochran and Ira Cochran.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Doris Bowen; sons, Jerry and Jack; her parents; and brother, Victor Cochran.

Funeral services for Ilin will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Thomas Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Hoover officiating. Visitation will be one hour before, starting at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be given to the 18-80 Club or Centerville Nursing and Rehab. Condolences may be shared at www.thomasfh.com.