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Melvin Kenneth Bowen

May 1, 1929 - November 5, 2010
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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),...
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.

"I wanted to express my sympathy. Mel's mother Ruth was a first cousin to my mother, Mildred Smith." David Smith (East Moline, IL)

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