Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC


Jean (Bumgarner) Flowers

July 6, 1932December 19, 2019

Clara Jean Bumgarner Flowers, age 87, of Taylorsville, NC, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019. Born on July 6, 1932, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Carl Bumgarner and Fannie Ethel Goodman Bumgarner.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jason William Flowers; brothers, Jack Bumgarner and Carl Bumgarner; sisters, Betty Craft and Arvella Flowers.

Jean was a member of Mathis Chapel Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing the piano for her church. She was outgoing, loved to talk, and she never met a stranger.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Jason Scott Flowers; daughters, Linda Flowers Heafner and husband, Jacob; Rita Flowers Couch; and Donna Flowers Edmondson Williams and husband, Ronnie; brother, Doug Bumgarner and wife, Janice; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 23, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Mathis Chapel Baptist Church in Catawba, with Pastor Travis Triplett officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be sent to the Flowers family at www.drumfh-conover.com

Memorials may be given to: Community Home Care & Hospice, 1308 Davie Ave., Statesville, NC 28677 or Mathis Chapel Baptist Church, 1786 Mathis Church Rd., Catawba, NC 28609

The Flowers family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


  • Receiving of Friends Monday, December 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 23, 2019


Jean (Bumgarner) Flowers

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Dianne Elliott

December 23, 2019

Jean was always a fun person to be around! She was beautiful inside and out!
She gave me my dear friend Linda Flowers Hefner, and what a special gift she is!
I won't get to be there for you today, because Wade is not well! May God surround each of you with His love, and give you strength to handle the hard days ahead!
Love and Prayers!
Dianne Wilson Elliott

Jessica Flowers

December 22, 2019

My Great Aunt was a wonderful lady. She was always kind to others and she was one of the strongest women I have ever met. We'll miss her so much!

Shirley King

December 20, 2019

O f all the neighbors l have ever had, Jean is my favorite. We had a lot in common and hit it off from get go. M y favorite memory of her, is her praising the Lord in all our conversations. I also enjoyed watching her watch football games on tv. She could really tell them how to win the game. She really got into the game. She loved walking and if l walked with her, l got a workout because of her long legs. She made my shorter legs, move it and she was just easing along in cruse control. We loved it and if l didn't go walking, she went without me. She was not slack in her exercising, as l was. Jean loved Dakota and he loved her. she will always be Mom Maw Jean to him and she claimed him as well. He knew where to go to get an apple and loved it when they shared a water melon together. They both shared a love for apples and water melons. She is one of the sweetest persons', l have ever met. I say that in the present tense because, Jean is alive and she is enjoying her God, her family and beautiful Heaven. And as Jean would say, Praise God!!!! Thank You Jesus!!!! I Love you dear sweet family, and l'm praying for you.