Janice Ann Bowman

1936 - 2021

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Janice Ann Bowman, age 84, formerly of Mt. Blanchard, died at 3:49am on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. She was born on September 11, 1936 in Findlay, Ohio to the late Raymond and Nina (Cole) Trout. She married Jim D. Bowman on June 5, 1954 and he preceded her in death on February 20, 2019. She is survived by sons: Gary (Deb) Bowman of Mt. Blanchard, Don Bowman of Mt. Blanchard and Denny (Connie) Bowman of Findlay; daughter, Pat Davis of Clarkston, Michigan; brother, Glenn (Jane) Trout of Naples, Fla. She has 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a son, Carl Ray "Harry" Bowman; brothers: Leon, Gerald, and Mark Trout and sister, Helen Calvin. She was a member of Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church. She and her husband wintered in Mesa, Arizonia for 29 years. She retired from Riverdale Schools after 20 years. She and Jim had a boat and a camper at Lake Erie where she affectionately got the nickname of "Perch Queen". Janice acquired many hobbies and interests in Arizona including photography, painting and playing the harmonica. She was a great cook and enjoyed traveling but without question her greatest love was her family and friends. Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Friday, January 8, 2021, at CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Arlington. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church with visitation one hour prior to the funeral from 10-11am. Pastor Brett Kelly will officiate and interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Memorials may be given to either Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church, the Riverdale Athletic Boosters or to the Mt. Blanchard Park. Online condolences may be sent to www.coldrencrates.com. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Birchaven Care Center and to Bridge Hospice for their wonderful care of Janice.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Friday, January 8th 2021 4:00 to 7:00 PM

    Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church[Map]
    204 S. Main St
    Mt. Blanchard, Ohio 45867
    Saturday, January 9th 2021 10:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, January 9th 2021 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church [Map]
    204 S. Main St
    Mt. Blanchard, Ohio 45867

  • Final Resting Place:

    Riverview Cemetery [Map]

    Mt. Blanchard, Ohio

  • Contributions:

    Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church -
    204 S. Main St.
    Mt Blanchard, Ohio 45867

    Mt. Blanchard Park -
    100 Park Street
    Mount Blanchard, Ohio 45867

    Riverdale Athletic Boosters
    20613 S.R. 37
    Mt. Blanchard, Ohio 45867-9783

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To : Bowman Family
Date :Wednesday, January 6th 2021
From : Mike and Holly Kuenzli Walters
So many wonderful memories of Janice! She was such a bright light in this world! Prayers for you all.

To : Bowman families
Date :Thursday, January 7th 2021
From : Dana and Robyn Dilley
Dear Pat and families,
So very sorry for your loss of a great mom, stable and durable to raise all of you energetic kids!! She was always so kind, gentle, and patient....willing to add another plate to the table for whoever was playing at the house! Great memories Dana has with Carl Ray, and I with Patsy and the town girl friends! Although sorrowful, be proud of your mom and all she stood for!
Love- Dana and Robyn

To : Family of Janice Ann Bowman
Date :Thursday, January 7th 2021
From : Jack Glick
Caring thoughts are with your family today, Expressing the sympathy
words cannot say.
My deepest sympathy

To : Janice Bowman Family
Date :Thursday, January 7th 2021
From : Kenn and Lora Trout
Following our move to Arizona in 2013 we had numerous opportunities to spend time with Jim and Janice.  What a kind, loving, and generous couple they were.  We loved them like family... uh, yea. We enjoyed our visits to Monte Vista, to see them and even stayed with them on a couple of occasions.  We always went out to eat at Sweet Tomatoes for the "All You Care to Eat" opportunity which we all took advantage of to a greater extent than we probably should have. Aunt Janice was a grand lady in the fine tradition of grand ladies; a loving, caring mother and a wonderful friend to all who met her.  She will be missed, and we can look forward to a cheery smile and a big, warm hug when we meet again in the great hereafter.

To : Family of Janice Bowman
Date :Friday, January 8th 2021
From : Jerry and Ann Stout
We will always remember Janice for her kind words and for her smile when she would greet us.
You have our sincere sympathy at this difficult time.

To : Bowman Family
Date :Friday, January 8th 2021
From : Waneta Beck
I extend my deepest sympathy in the loss of Janice. She and Jim were good people and good friends.

To : Bowman Family
Date :Friday, January 8th 2021
From : Zehra Jenkins
My deepest condolences for your family at this time. Janice was such an amazing person. She always had a smile and knew how to make others smile too. She will be greatly missed.

To : The Bowmans
Date :Sunday, January 10th 2021
From : Rob Clements
My heart and prayers go out to each and everyone of you for the loss of your mom and grandmother. What a truly wonderful lady. She will not need to knock or be ask if her nose is clean the Lord will have the door wide open for her waiting with open arms.

To : Gary Deb Don Denny Connie and Patsy
Date :Sunday, January 10th 2021
From : David and Connie Irwin
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. Great memories made with them camping and in Arizona. Feel good knowing the great reunion that went on when she was called home.

To : The Family
Date :Sunday, January 10th 2021
From : Joanne Rankey
I met Janice while teaching at Mt. Blanchard (Riverdale} school. She always had a pleasant smile for everyone. My deepest condolences to the family.