Alicemary Bowen

Alicemary Bowen (Swift)

Sunday, September 17th, 1922 - Friday, November 8th, 2019
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Alicemary Bowen, 97, of KCMO passed away Nov. 8, 2019. Visitation from 9:30-10:30 a.m. with Mass at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at St. Matthew The Apostle Parish. Alicemary was born on September 17, 1922 in St. Joseph. MO to Archie and Lola (Harden) Swift. She was married to the love of her life, James “Bob” Bowen on August 16, 1947 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Together they spent 64 wonderful years before his passing on July 17, 2011. Alicemary along with her husband were founding members of St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church, Alicemary remained very active in the church after Bob’s passing. She sang in the choir and spent many hours creating Rosary beads for missions in Africa and soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Alicemary enjoyed piling the children in the station wagon and traveling the country. Time at home was spent reading, crossword puzzles, and who could forget penny poker nights. Alicemary was greatly loved and will be forever missed by her family and friends. Survivors include: Robert “Butch” Bowen, daughter Bernadette “Bunni” and her husband Rocky; daughter Theresa Erickson and her husband Rae; son Charles “Pat” Bowen and his wife Lisa; sister Jane Tarrant; 9 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; large extended family and many friends. Alicemary is preceded in death by her husband Bob Bowen, parents Archie and Lola Swift, daughter in law Robin Bowen, sisters Margaret Emhoff and Rita Wood, and brothers Bernard and Pat Swift. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Matthew the Apostle Parish building fund in Alicemary’s memory.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    St. Matthew Apostle Catholic Church
  • Service

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Matthew The Apostle Catholic Church
  • Interment

    Mt Olivet Cemetery
    Raytown, MO 64133

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Dawn Foster

Posted at 12:48am
I've known Alicemary all of my life. The Bowens were our back-door neighbors in Ruskin Heights when I was born. The Bowen's 4 kids and the Allen's 4 kids all treated each others house as their own. So for the first 7 years of my life, Alicemary was like a second Mom for me especially, as her daughter Bunni was my best friend. (And still is after 65 years). I spent many hours at their house, enjoying the special kind of love that Alicemary could give. As my Mother (Dorothy Allen), and Alicemary were also close friends, we had many family get-togethers.. including a long stint in their basement room during one of the many tornado warnings. Over the years, as I moved farther and farther away from Missouri, I would still come back to visit a couple times a year.. and most of the trips included a get together with Bunni, and usually with both of our Moms. She will be missed!

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