Melvin K. Bowen, 81 of LaGrange, passed away Friday, November 5, 2010 at his home. He was a native of Bloomingdale, IN and a retired employee of Farm Bureau Insurance Co. with 42 years of service. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving in the 101st Airborne Div.. He was a member of the Ballardsville Baptist Church, American Legion Post #0200. Mel was proud of his God and his Country.
Mel was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Ruth Bowen; a brother, Malcolm Bowen.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years the former Phyllis McElroy Bowen; daughters, Terri Pryor (Jeff), Bloomington, IN, Dawn McDonald (Keith), LaGrange, KY; three grandsons, Jason Pryor (Tiffini), Indianapolis, IN, Rev. Justin McDonald (Jessica), Campbellsville, KY, Brandon Pryor, Indianapolis, IN; three great grandchildren; 20 nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.
Funeral service 11:00 AM Tuesday at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home, 311 West Jefferson St. LaGrange, KY with burial to follow in Floydsburg Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 3:00 – 8:00 PM.
A special thank you to Hosparus of Louisville and Baptist Hospital North East. Memorial donations to Ballardsville Baptist Church, Hosparus of Louisville or your favorite charity.