Funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. Frank Forthman officiating. Burial will follow at Metropolis Memorial Gardens.
Betty was a member of Metropolis First Baptist Church.
Betty is survived by two sons, Kent Bowman and wife Becky of Metropolis, and their children, Josh Bowman and wife Jessica of Metropolis and Jennifer Bowman and friend Josh Coble of Metropolis; and Eric Bowman of Spring, Texas and his children, Tyler Bowman and wife Amber of Trenton, Texas and Joseph Travis Bowman of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Roma Smith and Sheila Carver and husband Don, all of Metropolis; one brother, Bill Williams and wife Sherry of Metropolis; three great-grandchildren, Emma and Wyatt Bowman of Metropolis and Landry Bowman of Trenton; two sisters-in-law, Peggy Swancey and husband of Dunwoody, Ga. and Barbara Lee Bowman of Metropolis; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband of over 46 years, Joe Bowman; her parents, J.P. “Pal” and Ola Travelstead Williams; and one brother, Kenneth Williams.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Metropolis First Baptist Church, 306 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis, IL 62960; or to the Alzheimer’s Association Southern Illinois Chapter, 402 E. Plaza Dr., Carterville, IL 62918.