Cheryl Ann Bowley

July 17, 1944 - September 18, 2020

Cheryl Ann Bowley


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Cheryl Ann Bowley, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 18, 2020 at Serenity Home and Hospice in Oregon, IL. She was born on July 17, 1944 to Marvin and Cecile (Wenzel) Paulson. Cheryl married the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Bowley, on October 14, 1962 at First Presbyterian Church in Belvidere, IL. She graduated from Belvidere High School and later worked as a legal secretary for Law Offices in Belvidere, IL. Cheryl found her spiritual home at Evangelical Covenant Church and was a faithful member for many years. She loved reading and traveling to Florida. Most importantly, she loved her family and will be missed tremendously.

Cheryl will be dearly missed by her husband, Bob; her sons, Brian (Patty) Bowley and Brent (Bertha) Bowley; her sister, Marjean (Michael) Silberhorn; her grandchildren, Andrew Bowley and Jennifer Bowley; her nieces and nephews, Angie Silberhorn, Jeffrey Silberhorn, Scott (Patti) Huff, and Rana Peck; her great-niece, Heather Peck; and her sister-in-law, Janice Huff.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Muzette and Ardith Paulson; and her brother-in-law, Ron Huff.

A live-stream of the funeral ceremony will be available, Monday, September 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. CST on Cheryl’s obituary page at

All services are private. Cremation rites have been accorded. Rev. Scott Nellis will be officiating. Memorial contributions in Cheryl’s name may be gifted to Evangelical Covenant Church’s youth program. To write a memory, please visit

Service Schedule

Monday, September 28, 2020
1:00 pm

A live-stream of the funeral ceremony will be available, Monday, September 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. CST.

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Bob and family,
Lifting you all up in our thoughts and prayers today.
With our sincerest sympathies,
John and Candy Wolf

John Wolf 2021-10-05T21:17:08

Dear Mr Bowley and Families
I just seen this announcement of Cheryl’s passing. I am so very sorry. You have our sincere prayers and sympathies.

Gloria 2020-10-04T14:06:24

So sorry for your loss Bob. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Jo Ellen Coleman 2020-10-04T11:21:13

Sorry to hear about your mom Brent. Your family is in my prayers.

Tonia 2020-10-04T10:22:28

I am sorry to read of Cheryl’s passing. I enjoyed talking with her at our 50th Class Reunion. May your memories give you comfort and strength in the days ahead.

Kay Townsend 2020-09-28T14:39:09

I am so sorry to hear of of Cheryl’s death and know the sorrow that must be felt by so many who knew her. Cheryl was a long time childhood friend from the time we were 6 – there will be many happy memories brought to mind during today’s service and many times in the future. Know that under different circumstance, I would be there in person to support you and your family during this difficult time. My condolences to each of you. I will be watching services and will talk to you later. God bless.

Karen M Nennhaus 2020-09-28T13:00:08

I am sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. I enjoyed so much talking to her at our 50th class reunion. May your memories give you comfort now and in the days ahead.

Kay Townsend 2020-09-28T12:32:30

Bob and Family, I am sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. Wish had something better to say. My condolences to you and family. Bob Emerson

Bob Emerson 2020-09-25T12:30:25

I remember Cheryl’s bright and friendly smile from when we were in high school. May You have wonderful memories to comfort you in your sorrow.

Linda Johnson Schafer 2020-09-25T09:20:24

O Marjean, I am so so sorry.

Robyn Plantz 2020-09-24T12:17:09

Bob, our deepest condolences to you and your family.

David and Karen Englund 2020-09-24T08:09:39

Bob, we were so sorry to learn of Cheryl’s death. You and your family are in our prayers at this sad time. I will always remember you and Cheryl visiting Mom in the nursing home during her last years. It was so appreciated. Love, Sharon and Tom

Sharon Neufer Emswiler 2020-09-23T13:59:55

So sorry to hear of Cheryl passing. A former neighbor and a dear person who leaves us with many fond memories….those of the old neighborhood as well as Brent and our boys on the BMX circuit. With our love and prayers know that you are in our thoughts.

Stephen & Patricia Eickstead 2020-09-23T11:59:34

I am so sorry to hear this news, Marjean. Love, hugs & prayers!

Elaine Hutchcroft 2020-09-22T19:37:38

So sorry for your loss sending prayers

Kimberly Larson 2020-09-22T06:28:09

Bob and family … We are both so very sorry to learn of the loss of your wife and mother. Although we have not seen your family in many years, you are part of our family’s memories of your boys and our boys growing up together. And I knew Cheryl probably before you even did from our childhood. She will be missed by many, and prayers are being lifted for all of you. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you peace …

Jim and Lynda Hill 2020-09-21T20:53:53

Was so sorry to get your text that
Cheryl had passed. May you remember all the happy memories you made through the years. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Sandy Anderson 2020-09-21T18:54:17

I’m so sorry for your loss Brian! Sending prayers.

Kelly McGee-Allen 2020-09-21T18:29:37

Sending Prayers and love to you and your family.
Marcia and Orrell Ruth

Marcia Ruth 2020-09-21T16:00:23

Bob I’m so sorry for your loss. Many fond memories of Cheryl.

LindA Davis 2020-09-21T15:12:17

Bob, I always considered Cheryl a kind and sweet soul who was a beloved member of the BHS Class of 1962. I’m so sorry you lost such a wonderful wife and mother. She will be missed. Prayers to you and your family.

Bill Hetland 2020-09-21T14:52:26

Bob so sorry to hear about your wife I don’t know if you still remember me from the old days. But I read about it and I’m so very sorry for you and your family You’re in my prayers

Rick woodruff 2020-09-21T12:52:58


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