Patricia Lynn Bowlby, known to her loved ones as Pat, passed away on October 24, 2023, at the age of 72 in Plainwell, MI. Pat was born on June 17, 1951, in Kalamazoo. To know Pat was to love her. She had a feisty and vibrant personality that brought joy to everyone around her. Her spunk and sarcasm always brought a smile to people’s faces, making the world a better place.
Patricia is survived by her loving family, including her son, Greg Bowlby, her siblings Nancy Salin (Fred), Rick Root (Mary Lou), Bonnie Bair (Richard), Robin Flora (Ed), and sister-in-law Velma Bowlby. She was preceded in death by her father, Stan Bowlby, her mother, Jean Bowlby, and her brother Bob Bowlby.
After graduating from Plainwell High School, Pat worked at Parker Hannifin in Otsego. It was from there that she retired.
Pat served on the Plainwell Chamber of Commerce and recently held the position of President of the Resident Council at Lifecare.
A gathering to celebrate Pat’s life will be held on November 5 from 2-5 at 27335 22nd Ave Gobles, MI, the home of her sister. Friends and family are invited to attend and share their memories of Pat during this time of remembrance.
Patricia Lynn Bowlby will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her vivacious spirit and love for life will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace.