April 27, 1924June 11, 2012

Donald R. Bowman, 88 of Lancaster, passed away Monday June 11, 2012 at the Pickering House. Born on April 27, 1924 in Pickaway County, Ohio to the late Milton H. and Grace V. (Stebleton) Bowman. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and sang with the choir for 65 years. Don and Betty owned the Bowman Egg Farm giving Don the nickname “Egg Man”. He retired from Cyrll-Scott/OneWrite Company after 21 years. Survived by wife of 63 years, Betty A. (Holcomb) Bowman, his children, daughters, Dana (Steven) Shouldis of Lancaster and Jill (Dorian) Richards of Carroll, son, Mark (Terri) Bowman of Pickerington; grandchildren, Abby Bowman, Melissa (Bryce) Burton, Alex Shouldis and Scott Shouldis; sister Vera Kraft; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Cheryl Foulk officiating. Burial will follow at Hampson Cemetery, Pleasantville. Visitation will take place 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home and one hour Friday before the service at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church Choir Fund, 163 E. Wheeling Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130 or Pickering House, 282 Sells Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 15, 2012


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Debby Allen

June 20, 2012

Mr Bowman was the "Egg Man" when we were children and later I sang in the church choir with him for many years. God Bless your family - he was a very special person. Debby Sullivan Allen

Roxie Van Meter

June 19, 2012

Dana, So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Remembering the times we had at your house with your horse, makes a funny memory. Great childhood friends,
Roxie Brooks Van Meter

Cindy Steckenrider

June 16, 2012

Aunt Betty, sorry for your loss of Uncle Don. We always enjoyed visiting the farm and those wonderful memories. Wish we could have been with all of you this week.

Annette Hammer

June 16, 2012

So sorry to hear of Don's passing. Remember all the good times with the Rough Riders 4-H club. Hope all your good memories help all of you at this time. He will be missed!
Annette Hammer (Wagner)

Paul Ballmer

June 15, 2012

Dear Betty and Family,
Sorry to learn of Don's passing. It brings back many good memories of you as neighbors in the house I grew up in. My deepest sympathy.
Paul Ballmer

Don Ruff

June 15, 2012

Betty and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you! Will always remember the times we all got together and enjoyed friendship and cards and family time! Don will be missed!

Fred Strawser

June 15, 2012

Fondly remember traveling with Don upwards of 25-30 years ago to attend revivals featuring Stan Scott.

Connie Smith

June 15, 2012

Will always remember our Cyril Scott days and what a kind person Mr. Bowman was. Thinking of your family.

June 15, 2012

Dear Betty and Fanily
So saddend by the loss of Don. I know he and Dad had alot of fun in choir! Now they are both, as well as Mother, singing in the heavenly choir. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the Lord be your source of strength and comfort. Jacquie Grimes

Kevan Lineberger

June 15, 2012

A good man and a great role model. I will remember him fondly!