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Everett Gaylord (Gay) Bowman 73
Gay Bowman, a longtime resident of Kirkwood, IL, died on September 10 inthe Veterans Administration Hospital in Iowa City. Gay was born onSeptember 26, 1946 to Everett and Bernadine Bowman of Monmouth. He issurvived by his wife Mary, his son Jeremy Hull, his wife Sheri of PiperCity, grandchildren Kenzie, Kayla, Kass, his daughter Tiffany WardBrooks and her husband James of Moro IL, their children Emma and Eliza,his sisters Sally Bowman and Karen Angotti of Monmouth, her husbandJoseph Angotti, their sons Mark Angotti and Andrew Angotti, his wifeKim, his great niece Jess, his great nephew Nick. He is survived bysix great children.
Gay worked closely with his father at Bowman Colwell Department Store inMonmouth, and worked tirelessly at the family farm in Monmouth, raisingcattle, growing crops and tending to horses. He managed a furniturestore in Monmouth for several years.
Gay was an outdoor enthusiast. He loved to spend time on theMississippi River where had a boat and a cabin. He looked forward tosummers when he could take his relatives water skiing and camping. Hewent duck hunting on the river every year and was an avid fisherman.
Gay was an enthusiastic member of the MotoGuzzi motorcycle club ofKirkwood for 35 years, where he and his wife Mary would organize andparticipate in annual trips to various parts of the country. Gay was aSergeant in the United States Airforce from 1964 to 1968 where he wasstationed at Offutt Airbase in Nebraska.
Gay took great pride and joy in his retirement job when he drove aschool bus that took special needs children to their schools throughoutWarren County. Gay also was a proud foster parent for 12 years.
A Celebration of Life is planned from 2:00-5:00 PM on Saturday, October17, 2020 at the American Legion in Monmouth, Illinois. Charitabledonations can be made to the Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center of Monmouth, or VA Hospice/ICU in Iowa City. For moreinformation, or to leave a remembrance of Gay, please visitwww.turnbullfuneralhomes.com.