R. Norlene Bower

September 18, 1937April 22, 2019

R. Norlene Bower, 81, of Shawnee, Kansas, passed away April 22nd, 2019. Norlene was born on September 18, 1937 in Emporia, Kansas. She married in 1958 to Donald P. Bower.

Norlene was a member of the Rebekah’s – Independent Order of Odd Fellows. She worked for the IRS and the AMC Theater Headquarters. Norlene loved babies, playing piano & helping take care of her elderly in-laws. She also loved listening to music, reading, sewing, and crocheting. She was a long time member of the United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her Husband, Donald Paul Bower; Son, Daniel Paul Bower; Sons-in-law, John Ross and Patrick LeRoy.

Norlene is survived by her Children: Shelley (Bruce) Hotz, Marilyn LeRoy, Latitia Ross and David (Cheryl) Bower; Grandchildren: Belinda (Justin) Kershner and Mark V. Beals III, Justin Ross, Mary Ross and husband Zach Wehner, John Paul Ross, Anthony (Ashley) Lemos; Sisters: Muriel Lantow, Mary Crisp and Juanita Comp; and many great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of your choice. Norlene will be missed greatly by her family and friends.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, April 27, 2019


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Chris May

April 28, 2019

So sorry for your family's loss.