Dolores Adele Bowles

June 5, 1933October 5, 2020

BOWLES, Dolores Adele, age 87, met Jesus face to face Monday, October 5, 2020 in Columbus, OH. She was born June 5, 1933 in Cincinnati to the late Alvin Joseph and Eleanor Schulte Lucking. Above all, Dolores is celebrated as a loving Christian mother and grandmother whose affection was generously displayed throughout her entire extended family. She hosted many family reunions, cherishing their times together. Dolores was not only generous with her family, she was also gifted with a compassionate heart, feeling especially called to serve those with developmental disabilities. Further, Dolores was the 'adopted mom' of her kids' friends, welcoming them at every opportunity. Dolores loved creating her landscape and abstract oil paintings, doing pottery, writing poetry, attending Christian concerts, and tending to her herbs. She will be deeply missed by her surviving children, Beth (Ruth Heller) Bowles of Pittsburgh, PA, Steve Bowles of Waldorf, MD, Sue Bowles of Pataskala, Chris (Annette) Bowles of Middletown, and Scott Bowles of Pataskala, and their father, Tom Bowles; grandchildren, Ellyce Bowles, Amanda (Kevin) Sloneker, and Samantha Bowles; great granddaughter, Ashlynn Sloneker; sisters Adaline (Len) Partusch and Audrey (Bill) Werle; numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents, Dolores is preceded in death by her son, Rusty Bowles, and sisters Marie (Bill) Kleiman, Dot Lucking, and Eleanor (Joe) Wintering. The family will receive friends on Monday, Oct 12, from 2:30-3:30pm at The Gate Church in Pickerington, with a celebration of life immediately following at 3:45pm. Wear bright colors, please! In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Dolores's name to her home church in Pataskala, REAL Church, the Franklin Cty Bd of Developmental Disabilities, or ADAMH of Franklin Cty.


  • Visitation

    Monday, October 12, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, October 12, 2020


Dolores Adele Bowles

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October 9, 2020

I remember Aunt Dolores as always laughing from the days of my childhood to my more senior years. She always had a smile or a laugh, which was a common trait among the Lucking girls. In recent years, some of my fondest memories are making the trek from Seattle to Ohio/Indiana to see "the aunts". Columbus (Pataskala) was a special part of those trips. Sharing stories in her kitchen -- and laughing of course -- were special times.

May God bless her with peace and joy in these days where I am confident she is singing (and laughing) again with her sisters.

Barn & Jack Pyle

October 9, 2020

Love the photo!!!Dolores is surely smiling that big now. She looks darling!
How we loved seeing and talking with Dolores when we greeted her at church Wheeled in by her favorite chauffeur, Scott.
And how could we forget that wonderful birthday party!!! She smiled and laughed out loud a lot of times ❗️
This time Jack got another chance to greet her again !!!
!❤️ & hugs, barb

Rob (Robbie) Drought

October 8, 2020

My adoptive mother.. She did adopt me from 1st grade when Steve and I became friends. That was a lot of years ago. She was a true mom to all of us, always supportive and caring to all of us extended children of hers. I always credited her with the only woman in the world who could get me to try broccoli..I would never touch it. Not only did I try it, but I stood next to her as she was doing the dishes at the sink, the leftover broccoli sitting in the pan on the counter. She looked at me, with her wry smile and said,"I guess you liked it, so you better finish it. " She handed me a spoon and watched me finish off the pan. I love broccoli to this day, and I think of that look at me like I was crazy, but there's never been a better vegetable made since that day.It sounds simple, but that's the effect she had..creating a cherished memory that will never be forgotten.. I love you Mom.

Judy Carr

October 7, 2020

Mrs. Bowles was a sweety. For a woman of her generation, I was blown away by her love for Christian Rock concerts (not Gospel style)!! She loved Jesus that is for sure. Although I know it is a hard tough time for the family, she is dancing with her Savior in fields of Green!!

Love in his hands,
Patrick and Judy Carr


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