Joleen Bowdle, age 66 of Cridersville, died at 3:23 a.m., Friday, in the emergency room at Lima Memorial Health System. She was born October 28, 1944 at home in Columbus Grove, Ohio. She is the daughter of Elmer L. and Mary E. Hoffman Kohli. Both parents are deceased. On June 25, 1980 she married Richard M. “Dick” Bowdle at St. Mark’s Church in Clay Township, who survives in Cridersville.
Other survivors include a son – Jeffery L. Cogar of Cridersville, a foster son – Lester Webb of North Carolina; 1 brother – Robert “Bob” (Opal) Kohli of Continental; 1 sister – Jean Luxon of El Paso, Texas; a sister-in-law – Joyce Kohli of Glandorf, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by 2 brothers – Keith Kohli and a brother that died in infancy, and a brother-in-law – Dale Luxon.
Mrs. Bowdle was a farm wife and bookkeeper with her loving husband and attended the Lima Baptist Temple. She graduated from Columbus Grove High School; had worked as a cashier with Miami Valley Tool, Tractor Supply, and Cracker Barrel. She always had fun helping with BINGO at the Uniopolis Volunteer Fire Department’s Jamboree, until her health no longer allowed her.
Family came first, going out of her way and always putting their needs ahead of her own. She expecially liked going to their “water front pad” at Indian Lake and skimming across the lake in their boat. She enjoyed clowning around, had a great sense of humor, and was very quick witted. On a bad day she was a ray of sunshine. She loved going to flea markets, collecting frogs and purses.
Funeral services will begin 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery north of Uniopolis.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Uniopolis Volunteer Fire Department.
Date: Monday, October 17, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm