Lynda Jean Bowles

Lynda Jean Bowles, 73, of Miller, passed away Oct. 31, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Aurora. She was born Oct. 22, 1945, in LaRussell to Edward and Leta (Bigelow) Wood.
Bowles was a 1963 graduate of Miller High School. She had worked at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, and in the respiratory department at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon, before starting her own business Unique Designs which she had for 20 years. She was a very active member of the Round Grove Baptist Church. In 1963, she married Newell Bowles in Miller.
Bowles is survived by: her husband of 55 years; sons, Bryan (Jennifer) Bowles of Mt. Vernon, Daren (Lori) Bowles of Miller and Brent (Denise) Bowles Denise, of La Russell; brothers, Jerry (Wilma) Wood of Mt. Vernon, Larry (Mary) Wood of Monett and Don (Wood) of Billings; sisters, Sue (Dennis) Cobb of Marshfield and Wanda (DeWayne) Witherspoon of Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by: her parents; grandson, Chandler Bowles; and step-dad, Raymond Fieker.
A funeral service, under the direction of the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, in Miller was held Nov. 3, 2018, at the Round Grove Baptist Church burial followed at the Round Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made payable to the Round Grove Christian Academy, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at


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