Oscar Bowman

June 26, 1921December 23, 2013
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Oscar Bowman, age 92 of Hamilton, passed away on Monday December 23, 2013 at Golden Years Nursing Home. He was born in Endee, Kentucky on June 26, 1921 the son of the late John H. and Nancy (Botner) Bowman. On August 9, 1948 in Lexington, Kentucky he married Betty Jean Ross. Oscar was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and was retired from Champion Paper after 33 years of service. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church for 41 years and New Hope, Kentucky Masonic Lodge #564 for 60 years. Oscar is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Jean Bowman; three daughters, Wanda Zins, Lynda (Glenn) Nieman and Brenda (Thomas) Barnes; nine grandchildren, Clay Nieman, Rachel (Jason) Strong, Amanda (David) Weiss, Randall (Heather) Zins, Benjamin Nieman, Jessie (Carl) Cobb, Andrew Nieman, Taylor Nieman and Austin Barnes; five great grandchildren, Mia Ramey, Karsyn Ramey, Betsy Strong, Owen Weiss and Rebecca Zins; sister, Mattie Hooker; special niece Judy Bowman and special friends Ray and Wanda Reed. He was also preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters, Henry Bowman, Grace Creech, Carrie Burke, James Bowman, Nettie Robinson, Myrtle Wallace, John T. Bowman and Arlene Lagedrost and two granddaughters, Camille Rinck and Kayleigh Nieman. Funeral ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday December 28, 2013 at the Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home with Pastors Joe Tassell and Curtis Moak officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home with a Masonic Service at 7:00 PM. The family suggests contributions be made in his memory to the Immanuel Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1770 Eaton Rd, Hamilton, Ohio 45013.


  • Visitation Friday, December 27, 2013
  • Funeral Ceremony Saturday, December 28, 2013

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Lisa (Hibbard) Parks

January 1, 2014

Betty and family... So sorry to hear about Oscar. We love your family and will be praying for you as you go through this difficult time.

Jody (Stempfley) Mayo

December 27, 2013

Thank you so much for sharing "Oscar's photo gallery". What a blessing to have so many great pictures and memories of him. Much love to you, Betty, and the entire Bowman family.

Shannon Hall

December 27, 2013

Sending prayers to you, Betty, and the family. My Mamaw, Donna LeForce, has always told me wonderful things about her Uncle Oscar and Aunt Betty. May God rest his soul and comfort yours.

Jodi LeForce

December 26, 2013

Aunt Betty I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Oscar. Love and prayers are with you now as always! I love you!
Jodi LeForce

Bea Wroot

December 26, 2013

Betty, I am so sorry to hear of Oscar;s death. I meant to get over and see you but seems as if something was always going on Oscar was my mother's first cousin and I have heard her mention him numerous times. You and your family have my deepest sympathy.


Darlene Sadler

December 26, 2013

Betty and Family, so sorry to hear of Oscar's passing. You are in my thoughts

Jonathan Phillips

December 26, 2013

Judy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family.

December 25, 2013

Aunt Betty , Wanda, Lynda, Brenda ,and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We can all take comfort knowing that Uncle Oscar is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Keep your eyes on the Lord and He will get you through! All our love, Jim and Carol (Keeney) Arthur (Clendenin, WV)

Brandon Ramey

December 24, 2013

Oscar was the definition of a true man. He always placed his unwavering faith and family above everything else in the years I was lucky enough to know him. The love he showed to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren was second to none. He was one of the funniest guys you could ever meet and really enjoyed making people laugh. While you are in a much better place now, you will be greatly missed by all who knew you.

Bob and Sue Sue

December 24, 2013

Aunt Betty, may you find comfort knowing your family and friends are here to help you thru this difficult time. Bob and Sue Ballinger