Ruth Bowman

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Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR  72211
Thursday, August 12, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Service Schedule
Funeral Service
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home Chapel
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR  72211
Thursday, August 12, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Cemetery
Pinecrest Memorial Park
7401 Hwy. 5
Alexander, AR  72221
Memorial Contributions
Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts
501 East Ninth Street
Little Rock, AR  72202
Ruth Bowman

of Alexander, AR

April 11, 1930 - August 8, 2021

Ruth Bowman, age 91, of Alexander, AR, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2021. Ruth was a loving wife and mother. Ruth served as secretary at Barrow Road Church of Christ for many years. She loved to serve her community and church family with a loving heart and helping hand.

She is survived by her son, Eddy Bowman and his wife Barbara Bowman; two granddaughters, Mechan Shermer and Meagan Vanderpool; her great-grandson, Hudson Shermer and many nieces and nephews.

Ruth was a gifted artist, winning local art shows and sharing her gift with friends and family. Due to her love of art, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. The museum will be opening in Little Rock, AR in 2022 and will be a home for renowned international artists, exceptional performing arts experiences, and an innovative art school. To make donations or learn more, visit arkmfa.org and click on support.

Funeral services will be 2:00pm on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas. A visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be at Pinecrest Memorial Park at a later date.




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23 Condolence(s)
Shelia counts Buckley
Pocahontas, AR
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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Eddy, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious Mother. She always loved to talk about out families and all the good times we had. Her infectious laugh will be missed.

Tim Browner
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Eddy, so sorry for your loss - I'm praying for you and the rest of the family. Like so many others, dating all the way back to the original Central days, your sweet mother was a fixture in my life from early childhood days to the present. As many others have already commented, she was such a sweet and kind person. And I can't recall ever seeing her without that big smile of hers - always such a joy and an encouragement to be around. She was always positive, interested in others, and always encouraging. And a good sense of humor - she could be so funny - we could always joke with each other and always get a good laugh. She was a wonderful example of a humble, serving, caring, Christian lady. She will be missed.

Tim

Adeline Browner
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Eddy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your precious mother.

Ruth was one of my best friends for a lot of years and I have pleasant memories of our times together. Our comfort now is that she and your father are together with the Lord.

I am praying for you and all of your family,

Adeline Browner

Leah Browner
Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Eddy, Tim and I loved your mom!! Such a kind, sweet, compassionate soul. I don't believe I have ever seen her without a smile on her face. I always felt welcomed and loved when I was around Ruth. She was a wonderful example to me and I hope to be more like Ms. Ruth! We will be praying for you and your family.

Joe and Vera Kaderabek
Benton, AR
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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

When I first started Barrow Road, Jerry Berry and Ruth made a wonderful team. While taking care of the baptistry and equipment, for many of years, whenever I needed supplies I would go to Ruth and she would get me whatever I needed with a smile. You couldn't have asked for a better secretary than Ruth. She was one sweet lady and will be missed by us.

Judy Mills
Sherwood, AR
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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Ruth was a wonderful and loving aunt to my daughters Michella and Ashlie Blansett. I will always remember her sweet smile. So sorry for your loss Eddy.

Nan Maureen Renaud
Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Thinking of Eddy and Barbara at this time of loss.
Nan

Joe and Beverly Pierce
Jonesboro, AR
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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

We were so sorry to read about Mrs Ruth’s passing. We know you will miss her but knowing she and Ed are together is comforting. We have many fond memories of her and are glad that she got to be a part of our lives. Prayers for you, Barbara, the girls and their families! God bless you all!

Scott & Debra Gourley
Hot Spring's, AR
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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

There is no greater comfort than knowing someone you love was saved by Gods grace thru Jesus Christ, what a awesome God we have. Love you our friend Eddie, all Gods Peace and blessings

Angela Sanchez
North Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

When I was a kid, I'd go up to the church building to decorate bulletin boards or help with VBS preparation while on summer break. She was working as the church secretary and was always so sweet to me. A gentle and kind spirit - really the embodiment of a Christian lady.

Leon and Linda Barnes
Sherwood, AR
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

We loved Ruth! She was a great Christian lady and a great friend!
We are praying for Eddy and his family as they go through the days ahead.
God Bless❤️

John & Valerie Phillips
LR, AR
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Eddy… Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family at this difficult time. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of sister Ruth, but she lives a wonderful Christian life and is now in the arms of her Lord! We will miss her warm smile & laughter but we will always remember her fine Christian example! May God comfort and keep you in the days ahead!

Sylvia Dusang
Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Janet Kirkland
Plumerville, AR
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

God gained an awesome angel. Ruth and her family were good to me as a child. Treated me as her own. I love you Ruth and Ed in heaven. Eddy I'm sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you and your new wife. Love Janet Kirkland (Hawkins).

Rita Atkinson
Benton, AR
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

So sorry for the loss of your beloved Mom. May the precious memories you shared be of comfort. Prayers for you and the family.

Greg and Judy Gingerich
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Mom’s best friend. So sad!

John & Monika Vise
Hot Springs, AR
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Our loving thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda Pike
Alexander, AR
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Eddie I am so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. I hope you receive comfort in knowing where she is now. No more suffering. Praying for you.

Konnie Hogue
Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

I’m so fortunate I was able to meet Ruth. What a sweet woman and such a great family she has! Our thoughts and prayers for you all!

Leon Barnes
Sherwood, AR
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

What a lovely, gracious and fun lady! The years of working with Ruth at Barrow Road were a tremendous blessing to me and my family. She seemed to always be able to see what was best in everyone she met and brought a tremendous amount of laughter to the office with her every day. I thank God for the years I was able to work alongside her.

Phil and Sandi Harris
Bryant, AR
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

So sorry Eddy for the loss of your Mother. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Sherry and John Duggin
Roland, AR
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Eddy, Barbara and family,
May the sadness you are feeling now soon be replaced by the sweet memories of your mother.

In sympathy,
Sherry and John Duggin

Melissa Bowman
Maumelle, AR
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Ruth was a loving, Christian lady who was a fierce protector of her family. She was the best Grandma any child could hope for, and i will always treasure the memories she shared with Meagan and Mechan. My prayers are with the family as they honor a life well lived, a good and faithful servant.