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Edna L. Bowen

Edna passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at Rose Arbor in Kalamazoo with her family by her side.

She was born January 8, 1931 in Royalton Township, the daughter of Fred and Beryl (Cain) Howell. For many years Edna worked at General Motors until her retirement. In her free time she enjoyed golfing, gardening and shopping. Edna loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and celebrating Christmas Eve together. Edna was a member of the St. Joseph Country Club where she spent many hours golfing. On September 11, 1948 she married Robert Flowers and on April 12, 1956 she married Robert Bowen until his passing in 2011.

Surviving are her children, Warren (Jenny) Flowers of Battle Creek and Dawn Heisler of Plainwell; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both of her husbands; sons, Dale Bowen and Robert Flowers and siblings, Ruth Ann Locke, Linda Cain, Ernie Cain and Dorothy Musselman.

Friends may visit with Edna’s family starting at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of funeral service at 4:00 P.M., with Celebrant Mary Ann DeVries officiating.

Cremation will follow.

Private family burial of ashes will take place at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sturgis.

Contributions in memory of Edna may be made to

Animal Aid of Branch County


Rose Arbor Hospice.

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Dave Goldsmith

October 6, 2022 at 4:55 pm

Dawn and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss, and also regret that I will not be able to attend the service. My prayers go out to all of the family and especially you, Dawn. Your Mom was a very special lady.


Christine Pendry-Moore

October 6, 2022 at 8:58 pm

Dawn and Warren are hearts are broken for you and all the kids. I wish I was there to hug you all so tight just like she always did when we got to see y’all. We always felt so loved by Aunt Edna. I know she is in Heaven with Mama, grandma Dorothy, grandpa Clyde, Uncle Bob, Bobbie and Kelly. I hope they are all playing golf together.


Pegge Huntley

October 7, 2022 at 12:47 pm

Dawn. I deepest condolences to you and your family. Your mom was lovely. I was grateful I had the opportunity to meet her.


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