Betty Bowen

WICHITA — Betty P. Bowen, 82, passed away Jan. 5, 2013, at the Catholic Care Center, Bel Aire. She was born on Oct. 17, 1930, at Chickasha, Okla., the daughter of Chester and Jackie (Holmes) Gowen.

She was united in marriage to James T. Bowen. She spent many years in Phoenix, where she taught pre-school. She relocated in 2001 to Wichita.

Mrs. Bowen was preceded in death by her husband, James Bowen; a son, James Bowen, Jr.; and a brother, Donald Gowen.

She is lovingly survived by her daughter, Jackie and husband Lawrence Volbrecht of Marion; two grandchildren, Don Hall and Vicki Brandenburg; and three great-grandchildren, Sean, Ryan and Jackie Brandenburg.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Marion Presbyterian Church. A memorial fund has been established for Circles of Marion County — FACT, in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm, Marion, KS, 66861.

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