Ruth L. Bowlin
1933 - 2017
St. Joseph, MO
Ruth L. Bowlin, the daughter of Terry and Vada (Helmes) Robinson, was born April 7, 1933, in Westboro, Missouri. She attended school in Burlington Junction, Missouri.
On July 30, 1949, Ruth was united in marriage to Hayden (Dugan) Bowlin in Troy, Kansas. They made their home in Tarkio, Missouri, and became the parents of seven children.
Ruth was a stay-at-home mom, raising and caring for her children. She later worked as a Nurse’s Aide at different care facilities in Tarkio and was a Tarkio City Police Dispatcher from her home. Also, she was employed as a cook and school bus driver for Tarkio schools. Due to ill health, Ruth moved to Bellevue, Nebraska, in 2000. In 2009, she moved to St. Joseph, Missouri.
Ruth loved spending time with her family and enjoyed stopping at every yard sale. Hayden passed away in 1990. Ruth passed away Friday, December 1, 2017, at Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph, at the age of 84.
In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by children, Edward Bowlin and Kerry Diane Bowlin, one brother, and four sisters. Survivors include children, Linda Howard, Aurora, Missouri, Jimmy (J.D.) Bowlin and wife, Lilly, Grovespring, Missouri, Jerry Bowlin, Rock Port, Missouri, Dennis Bowlin and wife, Sherry, Tarkio, and Lisa Newmaster, Bellevue; thirteen grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Graveside Service and Interment: 2:30 P.M., Thursday, December 7, 2017, Home Cemetery, Tarkio.
There is no viewing or visitation at Davis Funeral Home.
Memorials: Ruth Bowlin Memorial Fund
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Services directed by Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.