John Allen Bowler


(September 15, 2002)

Former Powell resident John Allen Bowler, 62, of Cleveland, Okla. died Sunday, Sept. 15 in Tulsa, Okla.

John was born March 13, 1940 in Springfield, Mo. to John W. and Nellie Reese (Allen) Bowler. He served in the U.S. Air Force and married Carolyn Beaver in Platte Woods, Mo. Sept. 23, 1973.

They moved to Wyoming, where he worked at the Frannie Port of Entry and served as judge for Frannie until his wife was transferred to Tulsa, Okla. with Amoco in 1988. After moving to Tulsa, he became an officer for the Pawnee County, Oklahoma Sheriff's Office. He held memberships in the Fraternal Order of Police and American Judges Association and was a docent at the Tulsa Zoo. He was of the Catholic faith.

John is survived by his wife of nearly 29 years, Carolyn Bowler of Cleveland; stepdaughter Kimberly Ann Brandon and her husband Kerby of Powell; stepson David W. McCall, II of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandsons, Trevor Robert and Hayden Allen Brandon of Powell; and close friend Howard Dean and his wife Connie, along with their two children James Scott and Sarah Dean.

Graveside services with full military honors by the Veterans' Memorial Team will be held Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. in Springfield at St. Mary's Cemetery with Father Thomas Kiefer officiating under the care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home.