Marjorie Bowman

  • Born: July 3, 1931
  • Died: February 17, 2018
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marjorie Mable Bryant Bowman, age 86 of Sterling, died Saturday, February 17, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Marjorie was born on July 3, 1931 in Spring Valley, IL, the daughter of George M. and Anna W. (Lawrence) Bryant. She married Kenneth C. Bowman on December 17, 1955 in DePue, IL. He preceded her in death on March 15, 2004. Marge graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Illinois. She was an elementary school and preschool teacher for many years. Marge had a passion for genealogy. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Sterling.

She is survived by her four children, Susan Bowman of Pahoa, HI, David Bowman of DePue, IL, Andrew Bowman of Batavia, IL and William (Mary) Bowman of Libertyville, IL; two grandchildren, Anna and Finn Bowman of Libertyville, IL; one brother, George Bryant of DePue, IL; one sister, Evalynn (Daniel) Blanco of DePue, IL and one sister-in-law, Ruth Bryant of DePue, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, James Bryant and one sister, Elizabeth Harrison.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 2:00-3:00 P.M. at the First Christian Church in Sterling. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 P.M. at the church with Reverend Tanya Tyler officiating.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I miss you, Mom.

Posted by Susan Bowman - Pahoa, HI - Daughter   April 04, 2018

Dear Bowman Family,

We send our deepest condolences on the passing of Marge. She was a wonderful neighbor to us. We will miss her presence tending her garden. She was always so kind and patient with our boys. Never complained to us about the boys hitting baseballs and gathering them from her backyard. We are deeply saddened with the news. If we can be of any help with watching over the house or anything don't hesitate to ask.

With deepest sympathy,
The Nettleton Family

Posted by Traci Nettleton - Sterling, IL - Neighbor   February 24, 2018


Dear Susan and family

Sending you my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Take care and know I'm thinking of you. Buddy misses you too and sends hugs.
Love Ida Dodd

Posted by Ida Dodd - Pahoa, HI - Family Friend   February 23, 2018


Susan and family,
We know you are going through a very tough time right now. Please know that we are thinking of you and sending our love. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you Susan! Take care of yourself and your family. Mark and Jenny

Posted by Jenny and Mark Bishop - Pahoa, HI - Family Friend   February 22, 2018

Sue,David, Andy, and Billy.
I am thinking of you!
I can see you all from our kitchen window.

Posted by Barry    February 19, 2018


Thoughts and Prayer for the Bowman families. God bless

Posted by Darrell Lundquist - Elburn, IL - Family Friend   February 19, 2018

Dear Sue and family,
When I saw this picture of your mom, I had memories flood back of being in your home during high school years and visiting with your mom. She stilled looks the same as 40 some years ago.
I am so sorry to hear or her passing and I want you to know I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Julie Pyle - Savage, MN - Family Friend   February 19, 2018