Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Frances "Franke" Bowling, 73, of St. Marys, died May 25, 2012, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born July 17, 1938, in Wayland, Ky., to Roy and Sarah Banks Lykins. On July 20, 1957, she married Frank Bowling, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Mike (Denise) Bowling, Mendon, and Tim (Karen) Bowling, St. Marys; a daughter, Cindy (David) Gayer, St. Marys; a sister, Florence (Jerry) Like, Napoleon; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a sister, Janice Chiles-Vogan.
She retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in St. Marys and formerly worked at Hayes-Albion Corp. in Spencerville and a former pickle factory in Celina. A 1955 graduate of Wayland High School, she was a member of Only Believe Ministries, Botkins.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, Rev. Ed Ingraham officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.