The Ottumwa Courier

February 6, 2013

Nancy Bower, 73, Bloomfield


BLOOMFIELD — Nancy I. Bower, 73, of 2244 120th Ave., died at 2:26 p.m. February 4, 2013 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

She was born June 23, 1939 to Ray and Bernice Boyer Howk. She married Robert E. Bower on July 5, 1958.

A graduate of Davis County High School, Nancy drove the bus for Cardinal schools for 32 years.

Surviving is her husband, Bob; three sons, Dave Bower and Bill (Dee) Bower both of Bloomfield, Joe (Mandy) Bower of Ottumwa; a daughter, Rhonda (Dave) Kirfman of Ottumwa; 12 grandchildren; 8 great- grandchildren; two brothers, Paul (Stacy) Howk of Drakesville and David (Lorraine) Howk of Bloomfield; two sisters, Evelyn Adams of Ottumwa and Doris Baird of Cedar Rapids.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jeffery Bower; and two brothers, Charlie Howk and Junior Howk.

Her body has been cremated.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home  with Gary Reeves officiating. Inurnment will be in the Batavia Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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