McGilley & Hoge Johnson County Memorial Chapel

8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS


Ian Patrick Bowen

July 23, 2001August 20, 2019

Ian Patrick Bowen was born July 23, 2001 in Tulsa, OK and passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at his home in Shawnee, KS.

Ian graduated from Good Shepherd Grade School. He attended Rockhurst High School for 2 years and was attending Accelerated Schools of Overland Park, KS, where he was a senior. He was active in Boy Scouts of America since first grade and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He enjoyed his short life here on earth especially music, grilling, exploring nature, gardening, golfing, and always helping others.

Ian was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kathleen and Billy Mathews, and Doris and Dick Bowen; uncle, Kenneth Casey and cousin, Matthew Edwards.

Survivors include his parents, Don and Colleen (Mathews) Bowen; brother, Sean C. Bowen and numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Rosary service will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, August, 25, 2019 followed by visitation from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm at McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am, Monday, August 26, 2019 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 12800 W. 75th Street, Shawnee, KS with a luncheon immediately following. Burial will be at 1:45 pm in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 8321 Quivira Road, Lenexa, KS.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Accelerated Schools of Overland Park, 10713 Barkley Street, Overland Park, KS 66211 or to Good Shepherd Boy Scout Troop 394, C/O Good Shepherd Catholic School, 12800 W. 75th Street, Shawnee, KS 66216. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcgilleyhoge.com.


  • Kathleen and Billy Mathews, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Doris and Dick Bowen, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Matthew Edwards, Cousin (deceased)
  • Kenneth Casey, Uncle (deceased)
  • Donald E. "Don" Bowen, Father
  • Colleen M. Bowen, Mother
  • Sean C. Bowen, Brother
  • Ian also leaves behind numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

  • Michael Schmidt
  • Joseph Schmidt
  • Jackson Mathews
  • Keaton Mathews
  • Daniel Lorenz
  • David Lorenz
  • Rodney Casey
  • Christopher Bradasich
  • Thomas Mathews, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Richard Mathews, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Gregory Schmidt, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Accelerated Schools of Overland Park


  • Rosary Service Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 26, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, August 26, 2019


Ian Patrick Bowen

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Sandy Haynes

August 27, 2019

Colleen, I want to mention how special I thought the service was. Father Waris seemed to say the right words. I hope you and your family found comfort. I have to say you were amazing, Colleen. Your words about your sweet boy were wonderful. What a strong woman you are. You are in my prayers, praying for strength and comfort. Love, Sandy

Marcia Conley

August 26, 2019

Our prayers and condolences for Ian's family. I always enjoyed his wit and perspective in class. He will be missed my his Good Shepherd classmates.

Jason Bohn

August 25, 2019

I'm so sorry. Ian was full of energy, humor, and thoughfulness. He had a kind word and a smile for everyone. He will be missed.

Shelby Clark

August 25, 2019

I am so saddened to hear of Ian's passing. I will remember Ian as a bright, friendly, caring, and funny young man. This is a heart breaking loss. I am praying for comfort for Ian's family and friends.

Tommy Fagan & Carla Pearman

August 25, 2019

Know that our hearts break for you. Call on us for anything. Anything.

Sheila Fitzgerald Thate

August 25, 2019

With deepest sympathies.
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Sheila Fitzgerald Thate

Adam Outland

August 25, 2019

Tina and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. We are there with the Bowen’s in spirit today. Don and Colleen are caring and loving parents and Sean a strong older brother. Ian could not have asked for a better family to be a part of.

-Adam and Tina Outland

Christopher Weaver

August 24, 2019

Ian was a great friend of mine. From the first time I met Ian to now he has always been a wonderful guy, helping anyone and everyone who needed it. When I first met Ian, I was a husk, empty on the inside he changed my life and ended my depression. I hope that his family and loved ones can make it through this unscathed. Thank you Ian for always being here for everyone.

Claire Owen

August 24, 2019

Ian and I attended the Renew Two Tents program and he never failed to make me smile. He would do silly things like drink bubbles and call it “bubble juice.” Whenever I was sad or anxious he would hug me and tell me that everything would be ok and I was amazing. I can’t imagine ever going through my life without him.

Katrina Ledford

August 24, 2019

Ian was an older brother to me. We helped each other through everything. He was always there for me and believed in me when I couldn’t believe in myself. I hope he found peace before his death.