Jean Arlene Bowling, 64 of Kearney, Nebraska, formerly of Doniphan, Nebraska, passed away suddenly in Mercedes, Texas, on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
Jean was born May 4, 1951, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Fred M. and Geraldine (Eby) Vollmer. She attended school in Lexington and graduated with the Class of 1969.
On October 11, 1980, she was united in marriage to Jim Bowling at the Fairhaven Baptist Church in rural Lexington. The couple lived in Lexington until 1985, when they moved to Grand Island, Nebraska. Jean had worked at B&D, Plectron, New Holland, Shopko and Wal-Mart. The couple also resided in Pennsylvania for two years. After retirement, the couple moved to Kearney, Nebraska and spent their winters in Mercedes, Texas, where they have made numerous friends.
Jean enjoyed shopping, keeping a clean house, reading, exercising, golfing, and planting and caring for her flowers. In the couple’s early years they enjoyed remodeling many of their homes. Jean loved country music and they attended many concerts. The couple also enjoyed traveling all over the United States.
Jean was a little lady with a huge heart. Family and friends meant everything to her.
Survivors include: Her husband: Jim Bowling of Kearney, Nebraska
One son: Dean Bowling of Port Washington, Wisconsin
One Daughter: Angie Bowling of Arvada, Colorado
Her mother: Geri Vollmer of Lexington, Nebraska
Two sisters: Janet and husband Ray Bitner of Overton, Nebraska, and Janice and husband Pat Kelley of Gretna, Nebraska; brother and sister in law, Lew and Vivian Bowling of Lexington, Kentucky.
Five Grandchildren: Josh, Jake, Elizabeth, Andrew and Thomas.
One great grandson: Cole
Jean is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Jean was preceded in death by her father, Fred; and mother & father and in-law, Rev L. Paul and Kathryn Bowling.
Jean’s body was cremated in Texas.
A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held Friday, December 11, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. at Fairhaven Baptist Church at the Dawson County Historical Society, 805 Taft St. in Lexington, Nebraska, with Pastor A.L. Cole officiating.
Inurnment will be held prior for family only in Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
Reynolds-Love funeral Home in Lexington will be assisting the family will local arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to the family through: reynolds-lovefuneralhome.com