Donald “Donnie” Bowe, age 70, a resident of Laredo, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Sunnyview Nursing Home, Trenton, Mo.
Donnie was born the son of Claude E. and Bernice O. (Neely) Bowe on Sept. 25, 1942, in Farmersville, Mo. He was a 1961 graduate of Laredo High School. He served in the United States Army from 1963 until 1965. Donnie was united in marriage to Anna Reid on Feb. 19, 1966, in Chula, Mo. She survives of the home. He worked at Donaldson Company in Chillicothe, Mo., for 39 years. He volunteered for the Laredo Fire and Ambulance.
Survivors include his wife Anna of the home; one son, Brian Bowe and Kim Reuter of Clinton, Iowa; one daughter, Stacey Smith and Jeff Parsons of Milan, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; three brothers, Charles Bowe and wife Vickie of Laredo, Mo., Ken Bowe and wife Cathy of Laredo, Mo., and Dale Bowe and wife Linda of Chillicothe, Mo.; and one sister, Betty Freeman and husband Dale of Gallatin, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Donna Lee.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Loyd’s Lake, East of Laredo, Mo., beginning with Military Honors. A fish fry will be held following the service. The family requests that each family bring a covered dish and lawn chairs. The meat, drink, and table service will be provided. Memorial contributions may be made to the Laredo Fire and Ambulance and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Laredo, Mo.