1932 - 2022
Eunice Lavonne Bowers, age 90 years of Troy, IL, and formerly of Dahlgren, IL passed away on September 8, 2022. She was born to Walter Holloway and Erma Offenstein Holloway.
Eunice was married to Albert Bowers and he passed away July 12, 2007. She is survived by her children Karen Bailey and husband Patrick of Allen TX, Donna Karcher and husband Alfred of Lucas TX, Rita Bruce and husband Brian of Troy IL, and David Bowers and wife Sandy of Carbondale IL.
She is also survived by her grandchildren Jason Bailey and wife Abril of Las Colinas TX, Jennifer Townsend and husband Adam of Allen TX, Erik Bruce and wife Angela of Grover MO, Elisha Villalva and husband Mark of Justin TX, Matthew Karcher and wife Dyana of Celina TX, & Christopher Bowers and wife Danielle of Prescott Valley, AZ and Ryan Bruce of Troy IL. Also surviving are great grandchildren Xander Bailey, Luka Bailey, Dylan Riley, James Townsend, Faith Townsend, Elena Bailey, Sophia Villalva, Grayson Karcher, Jovie Bowers, and Kit Bowers.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews, and a sister-in-law Norma Holloway of Frostproof FL.
Preceding her in death were her Parents Walter and Erma Holloway; Husband Albert, Son Roger Bowers, Grandson Jared Bailey and Great-Granddaughter Hope Townsend.
Eunice was born at home in the Horse Creek area near Bluford, IL. She attended Dahlgren High School after her parents bought a farm near Dahlgren, IL. She was a devoted wife and mother.
Along with her husband “Ab” they farmed in Hamilton and Jefferson County. She cooked many meals for the family and farmworkers during harvest. Homemaking was a skill that Eunice excelled in and sewing was a passion for her and her growing family. She played the piano for more than 50 years for the church. She played for her three daughters as they sang specials during church. After moving to assisted living in Troy, IL she continued to play for services held
at the facility. She was a devout Christian and her belief in Jesus was the center of her life.
Visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Harre Funeral Home, Dahlgren, IL and the Funeral Service will be at 1:00 p.m. with the Burial at Belle Rive Cemetery, Belle Rive, IL. Pastor Tim Koonce will officiate the Service.