Mary L. Bowlby

Mary L. Bowlby
Mary L. Bowlby of Otsego, MI, passed away Monday, October 27, 2008 in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Bowlby was born October 18, 1936 in Kalamazoo to Don and Ada (Fletcher) Sexton and had been a lifelong resident of the area. For 35 years she was an Avon Area Representative. Mary loved dancing, playing cards, bowling and visiting their cabin at Irons, MI. In her early years she enjoyed playing softball. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren. On May 29, 1970 in Kalamazoo she married Floyd Bowlby, who survives. Also surviving are her children, Norman McNees of Augusta, Dale McNees of Bloomington, IN, Marshall McNees, Jr. of Allegan, Penny (Chuck) Marshall of Phoenix, AZ and Sandy Curtis of Kalamazoo; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ron Sexton of Alamo; a sister, Norma (Charles) Chilcutt of Kalamazoo; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and by a sister, Donna Wedig. Friends may meet the family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday. Burial will follow at Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park -- North, Kalamazoo. Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
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