Elizabeth B. “Jill” Bowser, passed away May 6, 2020

Elizabeth B. “Jill” Bowser, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at West Woods of Niles, in Niles, Michigan.



A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date, due to the Covid-19 precautions. Memorial donations in Jill’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association-Great Lakes Chapter, Kalamazoo. Those wishing to sign Jill’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.



Jill was born February 10, 1935 in Shanghai, China to Park & Mary (Williams) Bryan. Park gave her the nickname “Jilly Bird”. In December 1957, she married James E. Bowser in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jill & James moved to St. Joseph where they raised their family. Jill was a very fashion-minded lady who always looked her best. She was very creative and enjoyed several crafts & hobbies including pottery, and lived a very full life which she viewed with a great sense of humor. Jill enjoyed decorating Tosi’s & HI’s Saloon for the holidays.



Jill is survived by two sons-Bryan (Debby) Bowser of Niles, Blair (Nanci) Bowser of Broken Arrow, OK; and eight grandchildren-Brendan Bowser, Shane (Teresa) Bowser, Taylor Bowser, Alyse Bowser & Ian Bowser, Jayne (Jamie) White, Craig (Kaprice) Schau, Steven (Kayla) Wisniewski; and eleven great grandchildren Jill was preceded in death by her husband James in 2005, her parents, and her brother Jack Bryan. 




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