Donald Louis Bowman

Donald Louis Bowman, age 84, of Smithville, MO, formerly of Cowgill and Liberty, passed away Friday afternoon, Aug. 14, 2020, at his home in Smithville.

Donald was born on June 28, 1936, in rural Caldwell County near Cowgill, to Clive L. and Eulah M. (King) Bowman. He began his education in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Cowgill and graduated from Polo High School in 1955.

On June 28, 1958, he was united in marriage to Marilyn S. Sprouse. To this union, three children were born. The family attended South Liberty and Liberty Manor Baptist Churches. Don and Marilyn later attended an inter-denominational church on Cookingham Drive for 33 years, before moving to Grace Community Church in Smithville in 2018.

Don worked at Liberty Hospital for 24-1/2 years before retiring in 2009.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Howard, Frank, and Kenneth; and sisters, Marjorie, Ruth Ann, Florence, and Phyllis.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of the home; brothers, Bob Bowman of Council Bluffs, IA and Gary Bowman of Liberty; daughters, Debra Cline and Melissa Boyles; son, Craig Bowman; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.

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