November 6, 1945 – June 19, 2020
Kathleen Mary Verret Bowman, a resident of Ida Bel, OK. but presently residing at 100 Cremo Lane in Patterson, was received by her Savior into her heavenly home on Friday, June 19, 2020 at the age of 74, at her brother-in-law, Larry Harding, and her sister, Daria Harding’s home.
Kathleen leaves to cherish her memory, her four sisters, Vernie V. Bayles, Veronica V. Linn, Daria V. Harding and Julia M. Burchell and her fiancé, Leo Thompson;her nieces and nephews, Doreen Mary Bowman (a godchild), Larry Harding Jr. (a godchild), Johannah Beth Harding (a godchild), Kelly-Ray Steven Linn, James Dugas III, Louis Anthony James Sr., and Kayla B. Authemen. Kathleen is also survived by Laura Preusse, who she looked upon as a daughter and her children, Seth and Savannah Pruesse, who lovingly referred to Kathleen as nana.
She was preceded in death by a spouse, William Wallace Bowman; her parents, Clarence and Lena Verret; her brother, Ernest Joseph Verret; her brother-in-law, Joseph "Joe" Bowman; and her nieces and nephews, Cullen John Bowman III, Melissa Ann Lovelace, and McKinley Paul Bowman.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to assist in the alleviation of funeral expenses.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
June 28, 2020
Another highlight of her life was when I made her a NANA. She and Joe was welcomed with my husband’s parents to first set sights on our only son, Seth Jacob. Then, she was so excited that we adopted our little girl Myah.
She was also dedicated to serving her Lord and completing the Lord’s work. She opened her heart and home by giving several people a place to live and fed them. She also made relationships that developed into extended family. She valued her extended family and loved them without hesitation. I am sure she owns the biggest mansion on a main gold street in heaven and I am almost positive, Joe Bowman would be right next to her. I could go on and on how this Godly woman, Kathleen Verret Bowman touched my life and the lives of many others. Without her being my Mother, I don’t know where I would be today. I am blessed that she was an answer to my prayer!
June 28, 2020
Aunt Kathy held a very important role in my life, she was my mother and I was her daughter. Not through blood but through unconditional love. I was 16 years old and she was an answer to my prayer and I truly believe that I was an answer to her prayer. Actually, God had given me my heart’s desire; A Mother’s Love.
Aunt Kathy was the Godliest woman I have ever met. She talked and lived the Bible, I think that is why she loved the way she did! She sang Christian songs with a small group of musicians at her home. Sometimes I sang along because she always told me I couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket. I guess me and Joe Bowman was the audience! My favorite song of hers was “Jesus My Redeemer.” I sometimes requested her to sing that song especially for me and she did. I remember on Sunday nights, we ate chips, bean dip, dill pickles and a coke to the preaching of Joel Osteen.
Other fond memories I have was she always played soft Christian music in her living room which stayed on all day till it was bedtime. I remember our “boy” talks! She always preferred the tall dark handsome guys and she always reminisced about the one man she fell in love with, William Bowman. Other memories that are dear to me is when she decorated my face as a clown for my first birthday party at my job. We laughed! I loved her laugh! God pointed her to my very first car, a tan Chevy Chevette which was bought for me before I had my Drivers License. Also, she taught me how to drive. Aunt Kathy indeed put God first, but she had a fun-loving side, but she was also a disciplinarian to me when I needed it. My only surprise party I have ever had was my graduation party and she pulled that together under my nose in addition to buying my Christmas presents right under my nose. I figured she had nieces to buy for and she was buying it for them, but once I opened it she was delighted that I was surprised. (cont in another post)
Bro. Frank Pellissier
June 27, 2020
I thank God for the times I was given to be in her life. I wish I could have been more of an influence in her life, but she lived out of state. She is ever in our memories. She was in our prayers, but now she is home. Thus, we turn our prayers to the family left behind. I am not worried about Kathy, she is in Heaven. It is the rest of you I worry about. Your decision to go to Heaven must be made while you are alive on earth. After death, it is ever lasting too late. Every single one of us has a Damascus Road of life experience like Saul of Torcis . You will meet Jesus Christ face to face one day just like Saul and Kathleen. You will have a decision to make -- accept Jesus as Your Saviour or reject Him. You will make that choice. Praise God, she said: Yes Lord Jesus. .........Now, it is your turn????????? Love in Christ .... Bro. Frank
June 25, 2020
Thank you for being such a loving mother to our daughter-in-law, Laura. You gave her love, showed her compassion, and the the feeling of belonging in a family environment as a loving mother would do. You and Joe became God parents to our grandson, Seth.
I remember the days and nights that you read the Bible with Seth and Laura. I also remember the hugs that you and Seth shared. Those are loving moments that he will never forget. You also gave comfort to or son, Keith. The times that you sat with Keith explaining certain Bible versus. Another memory that he will always carry with him.
Kathy you have impacted so many lives with love and compassion. I don't you have ever met a stranger. Another memory that is close to my heart is when you sang with my brother, Fritz Hodde at Christmas. He still mentions those times. He said what a beautiful voice you had.
As for my personal self, it was your kindness, acceptance of my family and no judgement as to how we conducted ourselves. You never judged you just accepted. You gave so many a roof over their heads, food to feed them, never asking for anything in return. You were a true Christian and God is so happy to welcome you home. You were his pastor for many.
James Dugas III
June 23, 2020
I remember at age 17 driving halfway across country to Nashville with her to relocate what an Experience... Also most often be heard phrases other than praising the lord was "Joe Boman you drinking coffee?" My Mom Julia, Leo and niece went to Oklahoma to help care for her with my nanny Vern for over a year. It shows how powerful love for family is with sisters that all pull together. May you fly with the angels until we meet again.
Darlene Pickering Matney
June 22, 2020
So sorry to hear about Kathy. Thinking of all of you and sending my prayers and love.