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Frances Louise Summer Bowen


Posted: June 15, 2012 8:41 a.m.
Updated: June 15, 2012 5:00 a.m.

A funeral service for Frances Louise Summer Bowen, 84, of Elgin will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel with burial to follow in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30-12:30 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Bowen entered the Gates of Heaven on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Born July 9, 1927 in Camden, SC, she was a daughter of the late Oscar Stanley and Gertrude Estelle Martin Summer. She was the wife of Cecil Donnal Bowen. She was a charter member of Rehoboth Methodist Church, Columbia.

Mrs. Bowen is survived by her husband of 64 years; her six children, Cecil Stanley Bowen, Danny Lee Bowen and wife, Barbara all of Irmo, Frances Celeste Bowen Reynolds and husband, Wayne, Rodney Eugene Bowen, Lisa Estelle Bowen Addison, Brigitte Ann Bowen Baxley all of Elgin; grandchildren, Heather Ann Bowen Roberson, Jeremy Hayes Copeland, Jonathan Ryan Baxley (Suzanne), Morgan Summer Reynolds Douglass (Tim), Brett Edward Baxley, Francis Reid Baxley, Blake Hutchinson Baxley, Brianna Celeste Baxley; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Stan Roberson and Ava Summer Douglass; sisters, Laudine Shirley and Sarah Oliver; she is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.

A special thanks to the staff of Palmetto Health Richland, 11 East Oncology for their care and compassion given to Mrs. Bowen and the family.

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