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Ruth Evelyn (Smith) Bowland

June 14, 1928 ~ September 3, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old


Ruth Evelyn Bowland, 95, of Peru passed away at 2:02 AM, on Sunday, September 3, 2023, at Dukes Memorial Hospital. She was born in Peru on June 14, 1928, the daughter of Hugh and Martha Ginney Smith. Evelyn married Ralph E. Bowland on February 19, 1954, and he preceded her on August 23, 2001.


Evelyn was a member of the First Christian Church and a homemaker. She thoroughly enjoyed gardening, especially working in her flower and vegetable gardens, but her most treasured role was serving her family as a devoted wife to her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and she will be dearly missed by all who loved her. 


She is survived by her son Meredith Altman and his wife Ivy of Peru, daughters Mary Dennis and her husband Carl of Peru, and Cathy Middlesworth and her husband Danny of Swayzee; grandchildren Jason (Valerie) Altman, Tonya (Brent) Newhouse, and Elaine (Neil) Sweet; great grandchildren Kelsey (Dillon) Ubel, Haley Altman, Bryce (Casey) Newhouse, Eric Altman, Caleb (Marlie) Newhouse, Ellery Newhouse, Ashlyn Sweet, and Brielle Sweet; and great-great grandchildren Stella Ubel, Dylan Ubel, Jr. , Waylon Ubel, Rivera Ubel, Katie Rose and Regan Newhouse. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ralph E. Bowland, grandson Chris Dennis, one brother and three sisters. 


A service celebrating the life of Ruth Evelyn Bowland will be held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru with Pastor Kent Malott officiating. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Amboy, IN. Family and friends will gather from 1:00 PM until the time of the service on Wednesday. 


In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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Gathering of Family and Friends
September 6, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
84 W. Main Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
September 6, 2023

3:00 PM
Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
84 W. Main Street
Peru, IN 46970

September 6, 2023

4:00 PM
Park Lawn Cemetery
700 E. State Road 19
Amboy, IN 46911


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