Mabel Sophia Bowald, 98, of Roanoke, passed away at 6:05 pm on
Friday October 5, 2012 at the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Home.
She was born on July 25, 1914 in Eureka, IL to David and
Elizabeth Funk Fehr. She married Arthur Bowald on November 20, 1937
in Peoria. He passed away on June 2, 1994.
Surviving is one daughter, Shirley (John) Kilgus of Forrest, IL;
two sons, Dwayne (Mary Lu) Bowald of East Peoria; Donald Bowald of
Peoria; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and 4 great great
She was preceded in death by her parents; three daughters,
Sharon Remmert; Bonnie Beenders; and Sharlane Donaldson; two
sisters; and two brothers.
Family and faith came first with Mabel. She served her Lord for
over 75 years and had a servant heart always willing to love and
help others. She also had a passion for gardening and canning
Mabel was a member of the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church
where funeral services will be held on Monday October 8th at 10:00
am. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held from
1-4 pm on Sunday at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke
and from 9-9:45 am on Monday at the church. Burial will be in the
The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff
at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke for all of their love
and special care.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian
Home of Roanoke. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
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