Betty J. Bowen


Funeral Services for Betty J. Bowen age 95 of Aurelia will be Friday, June 14, 2024 at 10:30 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Linda Morris officiating. Burial will be at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia, Iowa.  Visitation will be Thursday June 13 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church with the family being present.  The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements,

Betty Jean Johnson was born May 5, 1929, at Alta, IA, the daughter of Victor and Mabel (Johnson) Johnson. She attended school in Alta graduating in 1947. On October 22, 1950 Betty married Gilbert Bowen at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.  To this union she became the proud mother of Craig, Jeff and Jan.  She worked as a cook at the Aurelia School then became the head cook at Sunset Knoll Nursing Home in Aurelia from 1976 until retiring in 2003. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia.  Betty was a member of a couple card clubs, and was very active in the Sunset Knoll Auxiliary as long as her health permitted. She loved to cook and her main focus in life was caring for her husband and children and their families

Betty died on Friday, June 7, 2024 at the Accura Healthcare of Aurelia with her family by her side, where she had been a resident since November of 2019.  

Preceding Betty in death were her parents, and husband Gilbert on March 16, 2016.

Survivors include her children: Craig Bowen (Colleen Kill) of Otsego, MN, Jeff Bowen (Mary Gontjes) of Aurelia, and Jan (Warren) Mitchell of Aurelia.  Six grandchildren: Sarah (Chris) Ewert of Harrisburg, SD, Scott (Kara) Bowen of Harrisburg, SD, Glen (Janae) Bowen of Norwalk, IA, Jenny (Brent) Fassler of Aurelia, Katie (John) Edwards of Correctionville, IA, Lisa Mitchell of Cherokee, IA. Nine great-grandchildren. Other close family members; Maria Bowen of Aurelia and Janet Frantz of Alta, the staff and volunteers of the Accura Healthcare facility where Betty was lovingly taken care of.