Joanne E. Bowman, 70, passed away surrounded by loved ones in the comfort of her own home in Ocala on August 25, 2022. Joanne was born in November 1951 in Pennsylvania, then lived in New Jersey until moving to Florida in 1979. Joanne was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed beyond measure. She was the cherished matriarch of her family and was loving, loyal and a true warrior. Joanne loved her family more than anything (even reading and music!) and she always made each one of us feel like we were her entire world. She was a true example of love, grace, strength and courage. She was a VP at Independent National Bank for 22 years, and then the Assistant Office Manager at Angie Lewis State Farm for 6 years before her retirement. Joanne is survived by her daughter, Niki (Kyle) Kaylor; son, Michael (Kim) Bowman; son, Glenn (Julie) Bowman; grandchildren, Alexis, Logan, Abby, Rylee, Jack, Liam, Sophie, Ryan and Amanda; 2 great-grandchildren; brother John (Marge) Haas; brother Mark (Janice) Haas; and sisters-inlaw Beth Haas and Susan Carlson. She is preceded in death by her husband, Glenn; parents, Rita and John; and brother, Bob.
Joanne’s Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Ocala, 910 E Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470. To honor her hard-fought breast cancer battle, please feel free to wear something pink. Joanne’s charity of choice is the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for any thoughtful donations in her name.
Should you choose, please feel free to donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in her name, to honor Joanne’s hard-fought breast cancer battle.