Evelyn Bowman

Evelyn Bowman

Evelyn Jean Bowman, of Polo, passed away Friday, April 14, 2023, at Allure Pinecrest in Mt. Morris.

Evelyn was born August 24, 1931, in Polo, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and H. Lucile Wales. On December 31, 1950, in Polo , she married the love of her life Wilbur Bowman.

Evelyn and Wilbur were Deacons at the Polo Church of the Brethren. Together they were involved in the community serving on various state and local boards. Evelyn was a planner, always in the background planning events, parties and community activities. She loved to perform music in the church and for local events. Evelyn and Wilbur were also very involved and passionately supported the Patriot Guard Riders.

Survivors include daughter Stephanie (Fred) Schmidt of Madisonville, TX and daughter-in-law Joann Bowman of Princeton, IL; sons Jeff Bowman of Fort Wayne, IN, Rod (Cathy) Bowman of Polo, IL, Mike (Kim) Bowman of Forreston, IL; sisters Helen Wales and Joyce Person both of Polo, IL; brother-in-law Don Deardorff of California; 16 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by loving husband Wilbur; son Greg Bowman; daughter-in-law Annette Bowman; grandson Tim Bowman; sisters Pat Deardorff, Margaret Brown and Betty Capling; brother-in-law Richard Person; foster brother John Hiatt; .

Honoring Evelyn’s wishes visitation will be Friday, April 28, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Polo Family Funeral Home, 110 E. Dixon St., Polo. Graveside services will be immediately following at 11:00 a.m. at Fairmount Cemetery also in Polo.

Lunch will be served following the graveside at the Polo Church of the Brethren fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name.

Condolences may be sent to pffh.condolences@gmail.com.

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