Deloris Bowler Smith

                    April 5, 2008


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Bowler Smith, Deloris (1929 - 2008) Deloris Bowler Smith 78
Daughter of William Francis and Ann Marinelli Bowler
Born September 5, 1929 in Rockford, IL and died April 5, 2008 at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, Florida. She attended Saint Helen and Saint John of the Cross Churches in Vero Beach, Florida and Saint Bridget’s church in Loves Park IL.
Deloris was educated at Muldoon High School in Rockford and graduated from the Academy of Our Lady in Peoria, IL. She attended The University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.
She was an executive secretary, at WTVO Television as one of its initial employees in the 1950’s and retired as executive secretary at Ingersol Milling Machine Company, many years later.
Deloris spent many winters in Florida, residing part time on Marco Island and later became a full time resident of Vero Beach.
She is survived by her devoted husband of over 30 years, Robert and two brothers, Willian E. “Gene” (Marilyn) Bowler and Roland (Colleen) Bowler, by Step children: Jan (Juliet) Van Mir, Sallie (Michael) Hyatt, both of Florida and Connie Johnson of South Bend IN.
Deloris adored her nieces and nephews and their children: Roland (Min) Bowler Jr., Deborah (Paul) Nicolosi, Mary Angela (Frank) Gambino, Catherine (Marc) Gasparini, Elizabeth Bowler Himes, Susan Bowler, and John Bowler. She leaves behind many relatives and friends in Florida and Illinois.
Cremation took place in Vero Beach, Florida
Memorial Mass will be conducted at Saint Bridget church in Loves Park, IL at 11 AM Monday April 14, 2008 with Father Paul Lapinski officiating.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery 8616 West State Road, Winnebago Il following mass.



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Death: April 5, 2008


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