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In Memory of

Elsie M. Bowen

April 5, 1947 - November 6, 2017

Obituary


Elsie M. Bowen, 70, of Rockford, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. Born April 5, 1947 in Blair, NE. Daughter of Lewis and Carol (Norris) Hillman. United in marriage to Robert Bowen on October 27, 1973 in Rockford, IL. Employed by Barber Colman retiring in 2001. Lifelong Chicago Bulls Fan. She found enjoyment in camping, fishing, sitting on the deck, tending to her flower gardens, hosting holiday parties especially Thanksgiving but above all her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family.

Survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Robert; daughters,...

Elsie M. Bowen, 70, of Rockford, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. Born April 5, 1947 in Blair, NE. Daughter of Lewis and Carol (Norris) Hillman. United in marriage to Robert Bowen on October 27, 1973 in Rockford, IL. Employed by Barber Colman retiring in 2001. Lifelong Chicago Bulls Fan. She found enjoyment in camping, fishing, sitting on the deck, tending to her flower gardens, hosting holiday parties especially Thanksgiving but above all her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family.

Survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Robert; daughters, Kristy Bowen and Becky (Chris) Webster; grandpuppy, Whiskey; sister-in-law, Nancy Hillman; best friends, Sandy Tipp and Donna Beck; several "favorite" nieces and nephews. Predeceased by siblings, David Hillman and Ronda Warren.

Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 10 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park. Visitation at 1 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be at a later date.