Marian Bowen

Obituary of Marian Ann Bowen

Marian Ann Young was born to Chester R. and Esther V. (Scott) Young on November 7, 1927 in Toledo.   She attended Woodward High School.  

She met her man, Charles “Tex” Bowen at the Michigan Tavern.   The couple would share more than fifty years of life together.  Although she worked as a Nursing Assistant for a few years, she mostly enjoyed staying at home to tend to her family .   She was a homebody, but for many years traveled the country due to Tex’s work.   They loved boating and fishing.   A great mother and passionate animal lover, she was spunky, strong-willed, kind, and caring.  

Marian loved the time she spent with family and grandchildren, worshipping at Bedford Alliance Church, making the best Christmas cookies, spaghetti, and fish fry’s.   She loved to witness the beauty and serenity of butterflies and hummingbirds.

Marian Ann Bowen, age 89, of Temperance passed away at 3:39am on Friday, June 9, 2017.   In addition to her parents her passing was preceded by her husband:  Charles; and a sister:  Violet Woodrum.

To cherish her memory she leaves two children:  Donald Sherrick of Temperance and Diana Fellers of Phoenix, Arizona; five grandchildren:  Luke (Sara) Fellers, Marc Fellers, Michelle Williams, Tara Sherrick, and Jennifer (Gary) Moore; ten great grandchildren:  Dakota, Nick, Nate, Sean, Tiffany, Brianna, Tegan, Adara, Connor, and Madison; six great-great grandchildren:  Mark, Isaiah, Neveah, Christopher, Anaiyah, Cayde; and four siblings:  Ruth Grimm, Elva (Chester) Reeves, Walter (Gail) Young, and Chester Young.

Friends may gather on Monday, June 12, 2017 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, 9156 Summit Street in Erie (734)848-5185.   A Celebration of Her Life will follow at 6:00pm also at Merkle’s with Pastor Robert Hinz of Bedford Alliance Church officiating.   Private interment will take place at Roselawn in LaSalle.

Memorials donations are suggested to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to Alzheimer’s Association.   Online guests may visit

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Hospice of Northwest Ohio for Marian’s superb care.