John Bowers

John Albert Bowers

Monday, July 26th, 1937 - Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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John A. Bowers, 82, of Independence, MO, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019. A visitation will be held from 6-8:00pm, Wednesday, September 4th at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. A graveside service with full military honors will take place at 11:00am, Thursday, September 5th at MO State Veteran’s Cemetery in Higginsville, MO.

John was born on July 26, 1937 in Peoria, IL. He went on to serve in the US Army after high school and while stationed in TX, met an airline hostess named Lavonna Guy. They knew they were meant to be together and were married in Kansas City 9 months later. They settled in Houston, TX where John worked for Velsicol Chemical Company and together with Lavonna, raised their two sons. John’s Christian faith was very important to him and served to be his guiding light through his adult life.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Lavonna; his sons, Todd Bowers of Castle Rock, CO and Terry Bowers of Independence, MO; as well as his two grandchildren, Garrett and Caitlin.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    18020 E. 39th St.
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  • Service

    Thursday, September 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, September 5th, 2019 11:00am
    MO State Veterans Cemetery
    Higginsville, MO 64037
  • Interment

    MO State Veterans Cemetery
    Higginsville, MO 64037

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Private Condolence

K Hunter

Posted at 08:28pm
To the friends and family of Mr. Bowers,
Please accept my condolences for the loss of your dear loved one. Losing a loved one is painful and during this time of solitude, it is my hope there is comfort for you all found at Revelation 21:3,4 - it helped me.

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