Bellefontaine Examiner

Switch to desktop

Pauline Bowling

Bowling OBIT

Pauline Bowling, 96, of Sidney, went home peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney.  

She was born Nov. 6, 1916, in Boyd County, Ky., a daughter  of the late Thomas J. and Rena Nicely Wolfe, and had resided in Sidney most of her life.

On Jan. 11, 1935, she was married to the Rev. Elgan Bowling, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 1994.

Survivors include her children, Burtice E. Bowling and Arbadella (Paul) Frank, both of Sidney, Bruce E. (Jean) Bowling of DeGraff and Betty (J.C.) Morrow of Kettering; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and brothers, Thomas Wolfe of Rush, Ky., and Dan Wolfe, of Ashland, Ky.

She also was preceded in death by four brothers, four sisters and two daughters-in-law.

She was a homemaker and a great Christian lady who was very easygoing and loved to be around people. In her earlier days, Pauline and Elgan and their family would attend many revivals throughout Ohio, singing, preaching and serving the Lord. She had been a member of the Sidney Wesleyan Church and the Troy Tabernacle Church. Pauline was also a fantastic cook and her family will miss the many gatherings around the kitchen table.

Pauline loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Calling is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, followed immediately by a memorial service at Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney. Pastor Ray Headings and Pauline’s son, Bruce will officiate. Interment is in Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Dorothy Love Retirement Community and The Gideon’s International.

Express condolences at

Share this post

Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google BookmarksSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn