In Memoriam: Marlene Bowen


Marlene Mary Bowen, nee Michell, 85, of Evanston formerly of Kenilworth and Muskegon, MI, passed away surrounded by her loving family on November 21, 2017.

Marlene was the beloved wife for 63 years of the Rev. Dr. Gilbert W. Bowen; loving mother of Kathryn (Robert) Irvin, Mark (Margot) Bowen and Stephen (Marnie) Bowen; cherished grandmother of Christopher (Jenni) and Michael (Krista) Irvin, Wilson (fiancée Whitney Ford), Ross and Ned Bowen, David and Andrew Bowen; proud great grandmother of George and Frederick Irvin.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10 am at the Elliott Chapel, Westminster Place of Presbyterian Homes, 3131 Simpson St. (Golf Rd.) Evanston.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., Chicago, IL 60607 ( 

Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.