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Edith L. Bowers

Published: Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 2:12 p.m. CST
Edith L. Bowers

DIXON – Edith L. Bowers, 99, of Dixon, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Heritage Square Health Center in Dixon.

She was born March 14, 1914, in Rockwood, Tenn., the daughter of Hannibal Hamlin and Louise (Zumstein) Miles. She was married to Francis Bowers on Dec. 21, 1933, in Rockwood. He preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1963.

She had been employed by Freeman Shoe Corp. for 21 years, and then by Kelly Grocery Store, both in Dixon, before retiring. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and KSB Hospital Auxiliary, both in Dixon. 

She is survived by one son, Kennard (Linda) Bowers of Lee Center, N.Y.; one daughter, Sandra (Bill) Kelly of Dixon; grandchildren, Wendy Palinski, Randell Bowers, Melissa Rotenberry, Todd Bowers, and Jonas Bowers, all of New York, and Jeffrey Kelly, Gregory Kelly, and Kevin Kelly; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She also was preceded in death by four brothers, Bill Miles, Paul Miles, Frank Miles, and Harry Miles; and four sisters, Veda Cremer, Roberta Cole, Nora Belle Forrester, and Geneva Johnson. 

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Michael Jones officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

Memorials have been established to First United Methodist Church and Heritage Square, both in Dixon.

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