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Edna "Boots" Bowers

June 30, 1921 — March 26, 2013

FORT MEADE - Mrs. Edna "Boots" Bowers, 91, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Sebring, FL of heart failure. Mrs. Bowers was born in Tampa, FL on June 30, 1921 and moved to Fort Meade from Avon Park in 1946. She was a graduate of Avon Park High School, Class of 1940, a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church, Fort Meade. Mrs. Bowers loved her church where she was very active for many years. She taught the two year old Sunday School class at First Baptist Church for over 30 years and was also a longtime member of the adult choir. Along with taking care of her own home, she worked for many years at Mitchell Insurance in Fort Meade and also managed the office for her son at Bowers Well Drilling. Mrs. Bowers claimed her children as her biggest accomplishment in life. Mrs. Bowers was preceded in death by her husband, Harold M. Bowers, Sr. She is survived by her sons, Harold M. "Bud" Bowers, Jr. and wife Sandra, Fort Meade, FL, Joseph M. Bowers, Lakeland, FL; daughter, Martha Carol Lyle and husband James, Haines City, FL; grandchildren, Lesley Lyle, Kay Bowers Howell, Christy Lyle, Lisa Bowers, Holly Lyle, Lucas Swainston, Cristina Moorehead, Shawn Kinchelow, Kristie Hassan, Cindy Johnson; twenty great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Hancock Funeral Home, 945 East Broadway, Fort Meade. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday; March 29, 2013 at the First Baptist Church, 307 East Broadway, Fort Meade with Rev. Kenny Slay officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hancockfh.com . Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade 863-285-8171
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