Mrs. Margaret A. Bowen died at her home in Wayne early Monday morning of this week, following a complicated illness extending over the past year. In her last illness she was confined to her bed for four weeks.
The deceased was affectionately known to a wide circle of friends as "Aunt Puss." The hospitality of her home and her characteristic trait of attending to the sick endear her in the memory of everyone who knew her. No night was too dark and no task too great to prevent "Aunt Puss" from visiting and caring for those who were sick.
"Aunt Puss" died at the age of 79 years; she was born March 25th, 1843. On August 31st, 1865 she was married to H. F. Bowen, remembered as "Uncle Fisher," who preceded her to the grave eight years ago. At the age of fourteen years, "Aunt Puss" became a member of the Presbyterian church. She lived an exemplary Christian life. Her presence in the community was an inspiration to her friends and neighbors. Her life was rich in deeds of kindness to others.
Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday morning by Revs. A. W. Damron and W. H. Beale and interment made in the Elmwood cemetery; the services were attended by a large crowd of friends of the family from this and adjoining counties. The following children survive: Mrs. Minnie Herald of Logan; Cassie Bowen and Mrs. Vesta Booton of Wayne; Mrs. Effie Goddard, Nashville, Ark.; Clovis Bowen, Huntington; and Leo Bowen of Monroe, Washington. One daughter, Mrs. Nannie Dial, is dead. All of the children were here for the services except Mrs. Goddard and Leo Bowen, both of whom were unable to come.
Transcription by June White
Wayne County News