Joan J. Bowen, 84

August 01, 1938 - September 14, 2022

Joan J. Bowen, 84, of Lancaster, was called home to be with God, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. The heavens will rejoice. Born in Bay City, Michigan, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Millie (Habina) Mish. Joan was the loving wife of the late Richard L. Bowen who passed in December 2006.

Joan was a great servant to God, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She offered unconditional love and acceptance to everyone. Generosity and hospitality are the fruits of the spirit that were implanted in her, and through her the generational seed has been passed on to her family. She devoted her time to her home and family and was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Lancaster.

Joan was blessed and is survived by her six children, Kevin Bowen and his wife Maria, Deborah Dusel, Cynthia Ashekian, Cheryl Kremer and her husband Jack, Randall Bowen and Marilyn Miller. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren: Hope, Toni, Noelle, Dominic, Morgan, Makenzie, Myles, Nikki, Cobi, and Moira; 10 great-grandchildren: Richard, Maxwell, Blake, Mason, Rylee, Evelyn, Carter, Blaze, Lincoln and Madison; and a sister, Kathy Martinez. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Austin, and two brothers, Donald and Richard Mish.

Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Charles Street, Lancaster, with Father Michael Metzgar officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Caring Hospice Service of PA, 101 Good Drive, Ste 1, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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Condolences to the Family

September 21, 2022

Sorry to see the passing of your mom. The Kauffman family. 

September 19, 2022

To Cindy Cheryl and the rest of the Bowen family, all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.  
Donna Daggett Groff

September 18, 2022

Cyndi and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family for peace. 

September 18, 2022

To Joan’s family,
I wish to express my sincere condolences on your loss. I was Joan’s upstairs neighbor for 6 years at Clock Towers.  She was a lovely lady.  I also knew her as a member of Sacred Heart Church and had the priviledge of taking Holy Communion to her while she was still in her condo.  
You are all in my thouthts and prayers at this difficult time.
Jean Nikolaus

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
11:00 AM
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St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery
Charles Street
Lancaster, PA
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