Samuel Robert Bowman

Samuel Robert Bowman was born November 6, 1938, in Arkansas City, KS the son of Issac and Dorathy (Barton) Bowman. Graveside service will be held for Samuel on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. at Stony Point Cemetery in Baldwin City, Kansas.  

He graduated from Arkansas City, KS High School in 1956.  He moved to Winfield, KS in 1967 where he was until he retired in 1996.  He traveled and worked for the Corps of Engineers in Oklahoma and different RV Parks and flea markets in Texas until 2020.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Kathleen (Lazelle) Bowman and children Robert “Bob” (Cheryl) Bowman, Berryton, KS, Brian (Virginia) Bowman, Kinsley, KS, Cheryl (Kent) Taylor, Lawrence, KS; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Jackie, Margaret, Everett, Ida, Charlene and Ruth.

He died Saturday, September 9, 2023, at his home. 

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Lung Association and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary 120 W. 13th St. Lawrence, KS 66044.

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5 Condolences

  1. Joe and Connie Scott on September 10, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing! What a great guy! Prayers sent to the family . REST IN PEACE. SAM!

  2. Virginia C Smith on September 11, 2023 at 5:40 am

    Cheryl, sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, you are in my prayers.

  3. Anne Walbridge on September 11, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    Many heavy heats from the passing of Sam. To the family and friends I am sorry for the loss, may you feel comfort in remembering and sharing the good times you had with your loved one or friend.
    I remember when Sam and Mom Bowman would park their RV at Bob and Cheryl’s and Sam made sure their acres were in tip top shape by always riding the mower when it needed to be cut.
    Spending time at cook outs with him was a lot of fun filled with great stories, good food and so much laughter. I laugh when I remember what Sam referred to the pesky gnats were called. If you know Sam you know!
    Dad Bowman you will be missed, and Thank you for for all the good times everyone celebrated with you.

  4. Jill Morgison on September 12, 2023 at 12:24 pm

    Cheryl, so sorry for the loss of your father. Prayers to you and your family.

  5. Betty Currie on September 18, 2023 at 9:20 pm

    Cheryl, I’m very sad for the loss of your precious Father on this earth. May God hold you tightly as you grieve the loss of him. I know that it is hard when one loses their parents as it feels as if being orphaned as an adult. You and your family are in my prayers as you grieve. With deepest empathy for your loss!

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