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Joan Ruth Bowers

April 25, 1931 June 28, 2021
Joan Ruth Bowers
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Joan Ruth (Osenga) Bowers of Grand Ledge,
Went home to be with the Lord on June 28, 2021. Joan was born April 25, 1931, in Lansing, Michigan to Edward and Johanna (Slachter) Osenga. She married the love of her life, Wayne L. Bowers, on May 5, 1951. Joan graduated from Everett High School and was in the last graduating class before it became a part of the Lansing School District. She worked at Michigan Bell, Keyes Upholstery, and with her husband, was co-owner of Bowers Upholstery. She was an avid gardener who provided weekly flowers for the church sanctuary at Grand Ledge Baptist Church for many years. Joan was a talented artist who worked in many mediums including painting, sewing, and ceramics. Joan trusted her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at an early age. She loved reading her well-worn Bible, supporting and serving in her church, and supported many missionaries and mission organizations including Family Life Radio and Youth Haven Ranch, from their early days.
Joan is survived by her sons Rodney (Ellen), Timothy, Gregory (Beverly), and Danny (Judy) Bowers; 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; sisters Marion Kasper, Doris Richardson, and Sharon McInnis; sister-in-laws Susan Osenga and Beryl Osenga; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wayne, and 6 siblings. Her family will miss her dearly.
A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Grand Ledge Baptist Church, 1120 Willow Hwy, Grand Ledge, MI 48837. Visitation will be at 10:00 AM prior to the service. A fellowship luncheon will follow the service at the church. Joan will be laid to rest next to her late husband at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to Youth Haven Ranch, PO Box 97, Rives Junction, MI 49277; or Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090 in memory of Joan. Online condolences may be shared at: www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Wednesday

7

Jul

10:00 AM 7/7/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/7/2021 11:00:00 AM
Grand Ledge Baptist Church

1120 Willow Hwy.
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Grand Ledge Baptist Church
1120 Willow Hwy. Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

Service

Wednesday

7

Jul

11:00 AM 7/7/2021 11:00:00 AM
Grand Ledge Baptist Church

1120 Willow Hwy.
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Grand Ledge Baptist Church
1120 Willow Hwy. Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States
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