Myrna Bowden

img390Myrna Eloise Bowden, 89, of Sedalia, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Fair View Nursing Home in Sedalia. She was born on May 5, 1928 in Rich Hill, MO, the daughter of Elwood and Blanche Julia (Droz) Bolser, who preceded her in death.

On February 29, 1954 in Moberly, MO, she was united in marriage to Clifford Bowden, who preceded her in death on June 21, 1997.

Myrna was a very good seamstress making custom baby blankets for her grandchildren. She enjoyed going camping. She worked most of her life for Orscheln Farm and Home in Moberly,  MO.

Survivors include a daughter, Becky Broaddus of Sedalia; five grandchildren, Barbara Johnson, Brenda Powell (Matt), Toby Handly (Tracy), Brad Handly (Tammy), and Ryan Handly (Gretchen); 14 great grandchildren; one great great grandson; and a great great granddaughter due in February.

In addition to her husband Clifford, she was preceded in death by a son, Gayle Wayne Handly; a sister, Glenda Jayne Bolser; and a daughter-in-law, Cathy Dawn Handly.

Graveside service and burial will be held at 10:30 a.m Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Highland Sacred Gardens Cemetery, Sedalia, with Rev. Ray Layne officiating.

Pallbearers will be Matt Powell, Garren Powell, and Colby Brand.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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