Anna L. DeHaven Bowers

January 7, 1925December 2, 2011

Anna L. Bowers, 86 of Huntington passed away at 11:58 PM on Friday, December 2, 2011 at the Norwoods Health & Rehabilitation Ctr. Mrs. Bowers worked as a clerk at J.C. Penney for several years. She grew up attending the Union Township School. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Huntington where she taught in VBS, was a Sunday School Teacher, was a Youth Counselor for many years and was a part of the Kitchen Ministry for 30 years. Anna dearly loved her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed playing the organ and piano for her own enjoyment.

She was born on January 7, 1925 in Huntington a daughter of Ambrose and Effie (Kahlenbeck) DeHaven. She was united in marriage to Walter “Wally” Bowers on December 16, 1941 in Huntington. He preceded her in death on March 27, 1998.

Survivors include – A son: Larry (Ann) W. Bowers of Huntington; a daughter: Mrs. Greg (Marilyn) Robrock of Huntington, 6 grandchildren: Carey Bowers, Kyle Bowers, Christy Oden, Karmen Olinger, Valerie Chaney and Brad Robrock and 16 great grandchildren: Hannah Bowers, Majal Bowers, Benjamin Bowers, Brittany Oden, LeAnna Oden, Spencer Oden, Jayden Oden, Hailey Oden, Conner Richards, Kayla Richards, Foster Chaney, Mavin Chaney, Madalyn Robrock, Morgan Robrock, Maisyn Robrock and Maxwell Robrock. A sister: Rheva Bare of Warren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 7 brothers: Albert, Roy, Hank, Clarence, Charles, Homer and Jack DeHaven, and a sister Goldie Pasko.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 9 AM to 12 PM Noon at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1555 Flaxmill Rd, Huntington, IN.

Services will take place on Thursday, December 8, 2011 following the visitation at 12 PM at the First Church of the Nazarene in Huntington with Pastor Gene Vickery officiating.

Interment will take place in the Zion Cemetery in rural Huntington.

Preferred memorials are to the Children’s Camp Fund of the First Church of the Nazarene in c/o Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 8, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, December 8, 2011

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January 28, 2012

December 19, 2011

To the family of Anna. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. Such an amazing lady! My Prayers and Thoughts are with her family and friends. God Bless.

Cyndie Shaw, Huntington in.

Charlene Deresh

December 12, 2011

I will miss Aunt Anna a lot. She was a fine chirstian example who stood fast in her belief in Jesus and that she would be going to meet Uncle Wally. I rejoice with Larry and Marilyn that they know exactly where she is and that someday they will be reunited with both of them. I love you both so much and hope that you are doing well.

December 9, 2011

Like they said today at Anna's funeral. She saw a need and wanted to help. When our son was injured in an accident years ago, I will never forget what Anna did. Every night for over a week she brought 4 and 5 course meals to our home. She knew we had brought our son home from the hospital and things would be hectic. What a blessing it was to see her smiling face at my door at supper time. So much more I could say. Our loss is heaven's gain. What a wonderful legacy she leaves behind. What joy that is her's now and forever and ever.

Verna Williams Huntington, Indiana

December 9, 2011

Larry and Marilyn:

I just found out by accident that Anna passed away. I saw that Dan Phenisee was on face book,so I sent hm a Christmas greeting and he told me about your mom tonight. I was very sorry to hear that and I wish I had known because I would have been there for sure. Your mom and dad and you guys played such a large part in my life as I was growing up in Huntington. I have great memories of living with you guys, getting into trouble,etc. Please accept my sincerest sympathy. I will always remember your family. it makes me fell sad but I know and you know that she is in a much better place than this old world. Can't wiat to see her up there......Love and Prayers Can I have your mailing addresses? My address is: Steve Sears 56255 N. Cedar Road, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545, 574-993-5353. Would love to hear from you.

Pat Sayler

December 8, 2011

Over the years Aunt Anna has shown my family and I her love, her smiles,the many hugs she knew you needed, and the joy in praising the Lord above. I will truly miss her with all my heart. May God bless you and your families in this time of sorrow.

Gina Morton (Watson)

December 8, 2011

I was blessed to know Anna when I worked for Home Health Care many years ago. May the warmth of her memories and God's love comfort you in this time of grief.

Susan Jenkins

December 8, 2011

Anna was a very special lady! Am praying for the family!

Linda Bowman

December 8, 2011

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Ken Millington

December 8, 2011

Thanks Aunt Anna & Family for being a wonderful support system during our trials. We love you all and will very dearly miss our loved one. Ken, DeLana, & Heather Millington