Obituaries

Linda S. Bowers

October 6, 1949 - May 14, 2017

Linda S. Bowers

Obituary

Linda S. Bowers, 67, of Belvidere, passed away, Sunday, May 14, 2017 at UW Madison after a short illness. Born October 6, 1949 in Belvidere, daughter of Victor G. and Ruby R. (Smith) Mullins. She married Larry Bowers on August 20, 1994. Linda graduated from Belvidere High School, class of 1967, and went on to Rockford Beauty Academy. She was a faithful member of Crosswords Christian Fellowship in Rockford.  Linda owned her own beauty shop and bakery out of her home. She was devoted to the Boy Scouts of America, where she served as the Round Table Commissioner for the Blackhawk Area Council. Linda was a phenomenal baker; and loved making cookies, wedding cakes and unique cakes for those she loved. She enjoyed ceramics, painting, and making dolls. Linda also had a knack for floral arranging, creating corsages and bouquets for weddings and special events. She adored volunteering for 40 plus years with the Blackhawk Area Council (BSA) and the Girl Scouts of America. She will truly be missed as our “Angel on Earth.” Linda was an aunt, mother, and friend to all.

Linda is loved and missed by her husband, Larry; children, Duane (Corey) Abernathy, and Paul Abernathy; step-children, David, Zachary, and Carrie; grandchildren, Katelyn, Brandon, Justin, Zachary, Reuben, Deaven, and Abby Abernathy; several step-grandchildren; brother, Bobby (Kay) Mullins; nieces and nephew, Rhonda, Derek Todd, and Becka; and numerous other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Ronnie G. Mullins, and granddaughter, Ariel Abernathy.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Pastor Randy Hargate officiating. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m., until 11:15 a.m., prior to the service. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m., until 11:15 a.m., prior to the service

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Pastor Randy Hargate officiating

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Highland Garden of Memories

Burial in Highland Garden of Memories

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My prayers go out to Linda’s family. Linda was kind, caring and giving person. She will be missed at Round table. Rest in peace Linda, I know you are now with God

Kathy Parker 2017-05-20T17:56:32

I remember every Friday night at the Waterfall while I lived in Belvidere. I remember visiting every year for several days/nights and catching up on the year in review. I will miss her so much !!
Judy Bloss, Houston, TX

Judy Bloss 2017-05-19T00:11:44

Linda was a wonderful lady and a great friend. I will miss her. She will hold a place in my heart forever.

Gayla R Grimes-Harbolt 2017-05-18T14:28:45

So sad!! What a wonderful and talented person Linda was. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her!

keith & francine woods 2017-05-18T02:12:38

Rest In Peace Linda. You have left behind wonderful memories that your loved ones will cherish.

Sandy Mason 2017-05-17T17:26:03

What a wonderful and great lady….she will be sorely missed.

Angela Thibedeau 2017-05-17T15:29:27

I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was such a nice person to know. Rest in Peace. Nancy Lee

Nancy Lee 2017-05-17T11:12:10

Bob & Kay and family,

So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing, she always had a good outlook on life & she told me about her service with the Boy Scouts. What a great service to the community.
Thinking of you all and sorry that I will be out of town on Saturday, and will not be able to attend services.
My thoughts & prayers are with you,
Marcia Henneberry

Marcia Henneberry 2017-05-17T01:25:33

My heart goes out to Linda’s family. We grew up together and a good friend. It is so sad she had to leave this earth so early. I know she is with God and is with her mother, dad, and her brother Ronnie. God has an Angel with him now.

Edna Boardman Winans

Edna Winans 2017-05-16T23:43:46

Bobby, you and family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Stephen and Pat Eickstead 2017-05-16T22:15:52

We will miss Linda so very much; but, we are comforted by the thought that she got to spend Mother’s Day with her beloved Mother. They’re together again.

Mickey & Howard Wilke 2017-05-16T21:04:32

Linda, we will miss you so much. But we are glad to know that you got to spend Mother’s Day with your beloved Mom.

Mickey & Howard Wilke 2017-05-16T20:35:13

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