Marjorie Kay Bowman passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Franciscan Health in Crawfordsville. She was born on December 12, 1942 in Crawfordsville, IN to Stanley and Susie (Johnson) Austin. Marge and Michael Bowman were married on April 21, 1961 in Mellott
She was a graduate of Richland Township High School, Class of 1960. Marge was a secretary at Purdue University for about 2 years, a proofreader for RR Donnelly for 2 years, and a teller and banker for Elston Bank for 18 years, retiring in 1995. After retirement, Marge and Michael owned and operated The Outpost outside of Crawfordsville for about 10 years. She loved reading, traveling to the beach and going on rides in her Miata convertible. Marge's greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
Marge is survived by her husband of 61 years, Michael; 2 children, Brian Bowman (Denise) and Lori Hedrick; 4 grandchildren, Nick Hedrick, Nathan Hedrick (Charley), Kelsey Whorton (Dana), Cody Bowman; 2 brothers, Marvin "Bub" Austin (Marianne), Jerry Austin (Julie); and a sister-in-law, Vickie Austin.
She was predeceased by her parents, grandson, Kyle Bowman and brother, Gary Austin.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington Street in Crawfordsville from 12 noon until the time of the service at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at Oak Hill South Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the National Kidney Foundation, 911 E 86th Street, #100, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Share memories and condolences at www.SandersFuneralCare.com.
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