Kraft Funeral Service & Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park

2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN


Lori Ann (Bowman) Weldon

February 4, 1966August 30, 2019
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Lori Ann (Bowman) Weldon, 53, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019 after a hard fought battle with ALS. The daughter of the late Robert Dean and Joan Crews Bowman, Lori was born February 4, 1966 in Louisville, Ky. Lori had a passion for music and received her B.A. in Music Education from the University of Louisville. She played multiple instruments and was the music education and musical theater instructor at Providence High School in Clarksville IN for many years.

Lori is survived by her husband, John Weldon; daughter, Courtney McHatton (Christian); grandchildren, Tatum and Addalynn McHatton; sisters, Debbie Horan (Gary) and Denise White (Mark); brothers, Kevin (Mary Ann) and Brent Bowman; and a boat load of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 4 pm ~ 8 pm Wednesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany. Her Funeral Service will be 11 am Thursday in the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel with private burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany.

Contributions in Lori’s memory may be made to the ALS Assoc., P. O. Box 37022, Boone IA 50037 or the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., 161 N. Clark, Ste. 3550, Chicago IL 60601.

Kraft Funeral Service is honored to assist the Weldon family. Online condolences may be made at www.kraftfs.com.


  • John Weldon, Husband
  • Courtney (Christian) McHatton, Daughter
  • Tatum and Addalynn McHatton, Grandchildren
  • Debbie (Gary) Horan, Sister
  • Denise (Mark) White, Sister
  • Kevin (Mary Ann) Bowman, Brother
  • Brent Bowman, Brother
  • Robert Dean and Joan Crews Bowman, Parents (deceased)
  • A boat load of nieces and nephews

  • ALS Association
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 5, 2019


Lori Ann (Bowman) Weldon

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Darrell Hook

September 9, 2019

John old friend, Ruth and I are so very sorry for your loss. I remember all the time we had in band back at NAHS. Lori was a wonderful person and an excellent teacher and a loving person with a true passion for music. If you need anything, I don’t care what it is, just drop me an email. Ruth and I will help you any way we can. Please take care old friend and again, let me know if you need anything. God Bless you and your family.

Ruth & Darrell Hook

Myra Craig

September 8, 2019

I worked with Lori on spring musicals playing the viola. Her dedication to the productions and her students was truly an inspiration for me. I will keep John and her family in my prayers.

Mike Shannon

September 5, 2019

To John, Courtney & Family,
I am so saddened by my cousin Lori's passing. I always admired her tremendous strength! She fought long and hard and is now reunited with her mother and father. I will miss her, even though I didn't get to see her often I always considered her the strongest person i've ever known. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families. I wish I could have been there for the service but was not able to make it in from South Carolina.
Love & Best Wishes,
Mike & Priscilla Shannon

Judith “Jude” Manning

September 4, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss.
Lori was a wonderfully kind person and great teacher.

Curtis Varble

September 4, 2019

So sorry about you loss John. May God give you peace as you go through this rough time. Prayers for you and the family

Kathryn Jacobi

September 3, 2019

John and Courtney,

I am so sorry for your loss. I hadn't seen Lori since she left Providence. My first year at Providence was the year Courtney was born and Lori and I had the same plan period. I came to know her during those days and also during the many years I worked with the Spring Musical. I can still see Lori walking into the gym with little Courtney - holding her hand and staying right next to her mother's side. Lori was kind, hard-working and tenacious. She inspired many students during her years at Providence.
Kathryn Jacobi

Theresa Kessans-Crowe

September 3, 2019

My sincere thoughts and prayers going to the family.
I had the privilege of meeting Lori at Providence during the Spring Musicals. I was one of the orchestra members for many Spring Musicals and '85 alumni of PHS.
She was a great person who showed a lot of compassion of what she loved to do.

Jennifer (Day) Martin

August 31, 2019

John, my heart goes out to you , Courtney and the grandchildren! I have too many moments of Lori to share here. But the squeek of delight as she rode space mountain at disney next to me is quite memorable! I got off in pain from being tossed about and Lori just giggled! I loved her and loved working with her! She has always been my model for endurance, strength and will, what a woman and you were a true husband of christ. In sickness and in health. You lived it all with Lori. There is a place in heaven for you too! Hugs to you both.