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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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


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