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Cloma Gaye (Lewis) Bowlin

September 29, 1938 ~ January 2, 2020 (age 81)


Cloma Gaye (Lewis) Bowlin, 81, of Springport, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Thursday, January 2, 2020, in Morehead, Kentucky.

She was born on September 29, 1938 in Rowan County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Sidney Clay and Elva Lorene (Richardson) Lewis.

Cloma moved to the Muncie, Indiana area in 1958 and worked for Owen’s Illinois and then worked in quality control for Ball Brothers/Alltrista in Muncie for 30 years before retiring.  She was “Head Pres” of The Maxine Club, a group made up of her dear friends: Linda Bowlin, Connie Bowlin, Traci McCormick, Glenda Pitman, Sherry Raby, and Shannon Hall.  Cloma would faithfully meet with her “dinner group” once per week enjoying a meal and fellowship with her dear friends, Bonnie, Billie Jean, and Sallie.  She attended the Blountsville Christian Church and helped with the food drives for the church.

Cloma was very outgoing and loved meeting new people.  She especially loved rewarding children for their good behavior at restaurants by giving them a dollar bill.  She was a huge UK Basketball fan, and enjoyed dinners with her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Jerry (wife: Connie) Bowlin of Losantville, Indiana; a son-in-law, Pete Jones of New Castle, Indiana; three grandsons, Brent (wife: Laura) Bowlin, Kurtis (wife: Cara) Bowlin, and Zach Jones; four great-grandsons, Dylan, Landon, Mason, and Evan; two great-granddaughters, Kennedy and Reagan; her sister, Janet Butcher of Morehead and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Bowlin in 2012; a daughter, Mitzi Gail Jones; a brother, Sidney Dale Lewis; an infant brother, and a brother-in-law, James Butcher.

Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Sproles Family Funeral Home in New Castle, Indiana with Pastor Jerry Bowlin officiating.

Burial was in Mt. Summit Cemetery in Prairie, Indiana.

Visitation was from 4:00 P.M. to 8 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.

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The Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Morehead cared for local arrangements.


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January 6, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sproles Family Funeral Home
2400 South Memorial Drive
New Castle, IN 47362

Funeral Service
January 7, 2020

11:00 AM
Sproles Family Funeral Home
2400 South Memorial Drive
New Castle, IN 47362

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