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Jean (Stolte) Bowman

March 10, 1941 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Jean Bowman Obituary

Ella "Jean" Bowman, 82, of Jackson, MO passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Jean was born on March 10, 1941, in Hannibal, MO to Harold J. "Blackie" Stolte and Helen M. Lesseg Stolte. She graduated from McCooey High School in 1959.

While in her early years at McCooey, Jean met the love of her life, Vince Bowman. It was said they had a forever love. They were united in marriage on June 6, 1959, in Hannibal, MO, where their 5 children were born and raised. In 1977, they added two additional children, Rocio Lopez-Gorasave and Gema Lopez-Gorasave, Baja California, Mexico as exchange students, who they still lovingly call their "Mexican Daughters".

In the earlier years of their marriage, Jean was a homemaker and an active stay at home mom. From room mother, PTA member, carpool driver, baking for school functions and Church Youth Group canoe trip chaperone everyone knew they could count on Jeannie's help. She was also an avid bowler playing in several local leagues and state tournaments. After their children were raised Jeannie and Vince moved to Cape Girardeau where she worked as OB Secretary for over twenty years at Southeast Hospital.

Once retired, she enjoyed eating out with her kids, playing cards, and mostly loving her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Due to her health, Vince and Jean recently moved to the Villa's in Jackson, where they enjoyed their neighbors, the wonderful staff, and a stress-free life.

In addition to her loving husband of 64 years, she is survived by their 5 children, Jude (Mike) Mosley, Pensacola, Fl, Jan (Gary) Farrar, Cape Girardeau, Mo, Joy (Mark) Auer, Jackson, Mo , Dane (Cara) Bowman, Hannibal, Mo , and Jerian (Bruno) Cesonis, Harrisonville, Mo; 16 grandchildren, Nicole, Brandon, Danae, Hayle, Charles, Rachel, Danielle, Kayla, Kyle, Katie, Karsen, Austen, Maria, Cheyenne, Tyler and Jacob; 20 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Also surviving are, two sisters, Dorothy (Ronald) Green and Teresa Stolte, a brother, Norbert (Chris) Stolte; and a sister-in-law, Brenda Stolte all of Hannibal, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Ed Stolte.

Jean's family will receive friends from 10 AM - 10:30 AM, Thursday, February 1, 2024, at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau. A Rosary will be said at 10:30 AM. Father Rick Jones will celebrate a Funeral Mass at 11 AM at the church.

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Memorial Visitation
February 1, 2024

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Cape Girardeau, MO
1913 Ritter Dr.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

February 1, 2024

10:30 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Cape Girardeau, MO
1913 Ritter Dr.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Memorial Mass
February 1, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Cape Girardeau, MO
1913 Ritter Dr.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701


Mercy Health Foundation Southeast (formerly Southeast Health Foundation)
1849 Broadway, Cape Girardeau MO 63701
Tel: 1-573-519-4920


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