Gilliland Howe Funeral Home

110 East North Street, Greensburg, IN


Jerry Bower

July 23, 1946March 22, 2020

Jerry Bower, 73 passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the Hospice Inpatient Facility in Columbus. Jerry was born on July 23, 1946 in Decatur County, the son of John and Florine (Clark) Bower. He married Donna Jones on June 7, 1969 and she survives. Other survivors include his son Michael Bower of Greensburg, his sister Judy Robbins of Greensburg, his grandchildren Sean Bower, Bryce Bower and Myka Bower, his great granddaughter, his sister-in-law France Bower, his brother-in-law Allan (Anita) Jones, his mother-in-law Doris Jones and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Shannon Bower and his brother Ora Bower. In high school, Jerry was named Most Valuable Football Player his senior year. After graduation, Jerry proudly served his country in the US Army from 1966-1968 and attended Barber School. He was a Barber for more than 40 years. He also worked as a custodian at St. Mary’s School. When his children were young, he was a youth football coach and a youth girls’ softball coach. He loved working in his vegetable garden, fishing, hunting and being around people. A graveside service will be held for the family on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 10am at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery with Glenn Tebbe officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to his wife Donna. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.


  • John Bower, Father (deceased)
  • Florine (Clark) Bower, Mother (deceased)
  • Donna (Jones) Bower, Wife
  • Michael Bower, Son
  • Shannon Bower, Daughter (deceased)
  • Sean Bower, Grandchild
  • Bryce Bower, Grandchild
  • Myka Bower, Grandchild
  • France Bower, Sister-in-law
  • Allan (Anita) Jones, Brother-in-law
  • Doris Jones, Mother-in-law
  • Judy Robbins, Sister
  • Ora Bower, Brother (deceased)
  • Jerry is also survived by a great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

  • Bryce Bower
  • Sean Bower
  • Chris Tebbe
  • Jason Robbins
  • Allan Jones
  • Matt Bower

  • Donna Bower, his wife


  • Family Graveside Funeral Service Wednesday, March 25, 2020


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Dawn Malone-Huffman

March 31, 2020

My deepest condolences A really very nice and kind man with an instant ready smile on his face. Knew him through his son Michael.

Brenda Tunny

March 28, 2020

Sympathy ,thoughts , and prayers to you and your family Donna. I remember Jerry best when he couched Brian's football team. He was so good with the boys. Hubert and Brenda

Chuck Hood

March 28, 2020

I used to take Dad to get his hair cut when Jerry was at Cut Up's. We always talked about what different varieties of tomatoes we had in our gardens and which ones we liked best. I am saddened by his passing. May his family know peace.

Karen (Hamer) Bennett

March 26, 2020

Dear Donna, and Family,
Mom told me about Jerry’s passing. I wanted to write you and let you know I am praying for peace for you and your family. Jerry and you were a team. I have been away from Greensburg for many years, but when I was there, I always saw the two of you together. I know you will miss him a great deal. You had many years together, but there are never enough. I pray that you will see him again one day along with Shannon. In Heaven there will be no tears for you. Talk about Jerry and remember the fun times with your family. He will always live in your heart. God Bless and keep you all.

Stephanie Stromberg

March 26, 2020

Donna, So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs, Steph

Larry Rigby

March 24, 2020

We are very saddened to hear of your loss.

Larry Rigby and family

Nancy Fogg

March 24, 2020

Jerry cut my dad’s hair & I remember him telling stories about Jerry & his friendly nature. Later I got to know him better when I started teaching at St Marys in the early 90’s. He was such a cheerful guy & always had time to chat a little & share a story & a smile. Sending prayers to all of you!

Darren Tungate

March 24, 2020

Everytime Jerry would cut my hair he would always make me smile no matter how bad my day had been. It was my honor to call him my friend. I will miss him

Nancy Zeigler-Dishner

March 24, 2020

Donna and family, We are so sorry for your loss of Jerry. He cut Dads hair for years and will be missed .

Douglas and Kelly Henry

March 24, 2020

Sorry to read of Jerry’s passing. May GOD grant you peace and HIS love get you through this time! We had lots of fun times at family get togethers! Jerry cut my hair for several years! Now he’s in heaven with no more pain and suffering! Our prayers for you and the family.