Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel

1783 East Keating Ave, Muskegon, MI


Lanora Francis Bowman

February 3, 1928October 2, 2019

Lanora Bowman, age 91, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in Muskegon. She was born in West Virginia on February 2, 1928 to the late Watson and Lavada (Pickens) Tice. On August 17, 1946 she married the love of her life Elbert Bowman and he preceded her in death. Lanora worked as a housekeeper. She loved working in the yard, taking care of others, sewing, patching clothes, was an avid reader and loved to do crossword puzzles. Survivors include one daughter Sherry Galion, two sons Randal (Sandra) Bowman and Todd (Melissa) Bowman, a brother Bernerd (Angie) Tice, brother and sister in law Donald and Barb Mo, Grandchildren, Brian (Kristen Schoolcraft)Rowe, Jeff (Charity) Rowe, Tony (Lisa Carlisle) Galion, Star Wierengo, Sara (Nicholas) Vandenbosch, Jeremy (Meredith) Adams, Joe (Elizabeth) Bowman, Star and Adam, great grandchildren Aris, Jared, Danielle, Ryley, Madelyn, Corinne, Antonio Ricardo, Ramiro, Allison, Shelby, Cash, Jake, Joseph, Justice, Haley, Kennady, Nora and Quinn a niece Florenda and many many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband she is preceded in death by a daughter Linda, brothers Emery, Jerry, Pete, Bud and Joe, sisters Gloria, Bessie and Viola. Lanora will be buried next to her husband at Restlawn Cemetery on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 2:15 p.m. Please join the family at McGraft Park Building for a Celebration of Life Memorial on Sunday October 20, 2019 from 5:00-8:30 p.m.


20 October

Celebration of Life Memorial, McGraft Park Building

5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


  • Burial-Restlawn Cemetery Friday, October 11, 2019


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Leona Tice Penn

October 9, 2019

I will forever remember going yard saleing with her and my grandma Vi ,and hanging out with Auntie visiting other family members and having a good cup of tea , making apple pie with Auntie and Aunt Mary . Thank You Aunt Lanora for all you have done for me and Taught me.I am so grateful that You are My Aunt .until we meet again Love Hugs and kisses 💋

Lisa Luttrull

October 9, 2019

Aunt Lanora was a wonderful lady. Who’s heart was so big and she shared that love with all of us. She was truly the head of this Tice family. She kept in touch with us all. She made sure all of her siblings were taken care of. It’s only fitting that her and my dad went to heaven the same week. She always took care of him and he always took care of her. She will be greatly missed by all. I love you Aunt Lanora so much. My heart goes out to all of the children, grand children and great grand children. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Florenda Coleman

October 6, 2019

She was my favorite Aunt. I always tried to be more like her. She was my Mentor.

Sherry Tice Mitchell

October 5, 2019

I have so many loving memories of Aunt Lanora. She was like a Mom to me and all of the cousins, along with Aunt Alma and Aunt Mary. I loved going to her house, always doing something, wallpapering, baking her famous pound cake, gold leafing her mirror, having my wedding reception in her house. My sisters and I talk often about how fortunate we were to have her. And she would get on to her brothers like a mother hen. Love you Aunt Lanora always.

Lorrie Adams

October 5, 2019

She always told Joe he was her favorite because he was the only one still shorter than her.

Fonda Shupper

October 5, 2019

I remember Aunt Lanora as a very kind, loving and hard working person. She will be missed by many but we have to know she is in a much better place and is enjoying time with Uncle Albert and their daughter Linda along with siblings, parents etc. Love you and thinking of you. I am sending prayers for comfort to all my family as they grieve their loss.

Berniece Judd

October 5, 2019

This wonderful, decent woman was always kind and helpful to me especially in my early childhood. Such generosity shared with so many in her life despite so many hardships of her own. She will be leaving a cavernous empty void in the lives of many. RIP