Raymond “Ray” Bowland, 95, of Greentown passed away at 6:16 AM, July 23, 2021 at St. Vincent, Kokomo Hospital. He was born in Amboy on February 2, 1926 the son of Jesse E. and Emma Myers Bowland. Ray married Thelma Lucille Douglass in Peru on March 9, 1948 and she preceded him in death on December 6, 2020.
Ray was a 1944 graduate of Amboy High School, a member of the Converse Church of Christ, and a US Army World War II veteran. His military decorations include the World War II Victory Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Army Occupation of Germany Medal, and the EAME Theater Ribbon with 3 bronze stars. Ray was employed at Chrysler Corporation for 30 years, Plevna Implement for 25 years and a retired farmer.
He is survived by daughters Connie (Craig) McKillip of Wabash, Karen (Mike) Fauber of Greentown, and Kathy (Bill) Shrock of Leesburg; grandchildren Brent McKillip, Brooke McKillip, Chad Fauber, Angela Ford, Kyle Shrock and Kent Shrock; 17 great grandchildren; sisters Virginia Rohrer, Alice Hudson, Betty Hodson, and Waneta Levensky; and brothers Eugene and Jim Bowland.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Thelma; granddaughter Jennifer R. McKillip; sisters Violet Lowe, Dorothy Rose, Mary Fisher, Ann (Bunch) Roseberry, Patsy Bennette, and Carol Bowland and brothers Woodrow, Wayne, and Russell Bowland.
A service celebrating the life of Raymond “Ray” Bowland will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Laird-Eddy Funeral home, 201 N. Main St., Amboy with David Stokes officiating. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery with Military Honors being provided by the Miami County Military Rites Unit. Friends and family will gather from 1 – 2:00 PM on July 31, 2021 prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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