Allie Mae Bowen, 91 of Sunray, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 o'clock in the afternoon on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Bible Baptist Church with Pastor Seth Seale officiating. Interment will follow in Lane Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends from 2 o'clock until 4 o'clock in the afternoon on Sunday at Morrison Memorial Chapel in Sunray.
Allie was born on August 31, 1926 in Reddon, OK to John and Doshie (Snow) McGill. She was united in marriage to Howard Bowen on December 6, 1947 in McAllister, OK and the couple would eventually settle in Sunray where they had made their home for the last 69 years. Allie had a great love for children which is evident in the fact that she had taught Sunday School for over 51 years at Bible Baptist Church in Sunray. The family would run into people all the time that Allie had taught and it was always mentioned what an impact she had made on their lives. She was also an excellent seamstress and cook. She loved her family very much and was an excellent caregiver for them and anyone else that was in need. In their later years, her and Howard loved to travel and camp at Red River, Taos and Eagle's Nest. She was a wonderful woman that will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: J.D. McGill, Jimmy McGill and Charles McGill; sister: Mary Ketcherside; and grandchild: Holly Shryock.
Allie is survived by her husband, Howard, of the home; daughters: Shirley Nelson of Winfield, KS, Sharon Hernandez and husband Manuel of Howardwick, TX, Yvonneda Brown of Sunray, TX; sister: Joyce Knight and husband Don of Hansford, CA; brothers: Billy McGill and wife Chris and Frankie McGill all of McAllister, OK; grandchildren: Ray and Joy Bonner of Harper, KS, Kimberly Saenz of Winfield, KS, Norman Bonner of Winfield, KS, Sherrie and Rick Brough of Winfield, KS, Vincent and Kim Hernandez of Canyon, TX, Kay Lynda and Curtis Bull of Amarillo, TX, Windy Dooley of Hilo, HI and Wade Brown of Sunray, TX; 27 great and 37 great great grandchildren.