EAST PRAIRIE - Virginia Louise Bowers, 70, died at 10:40 a.m. Dec. 29, 2007, at her home.
Born Sept. 12, 1937, in Adamsville, Tenn., to the late Steven Douglas and Jewel McClain Buckley, she was an administrator of the Bowers Group Home in East Prairie and of the Baptist belief.
On Aug. 18, 1952, at Piggott, Ark., she married Johnnie Bowers, who preceded her in death on March 30, 2001.
One daughter, Cheryl Ann Bowers; one brother; and two sisters also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: two sons, Jim Bowers of Sikeston and Glen Bowers of Diehlstadt; three daughters and one son-in-law, Janet Steere of Dexter and Carol and Doyle Jones and Melissa Winchester of East Prairie; one brother, James Buckley of Sikeston; one sister, Wilma Jean Hampton of Wardell; and 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. Jon Archie officiated.
Burial followed at the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter.
Pallbearers were: Douglas Bowers, Jimmy Bowers Jr., Edward Williams, Robert Williams, Michael Bowers, Justin Pearcy, Matthew Jones, Kevin Jones, Chris Ditto and Mitchell Winchester.