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Nellie Bowen

January 23, 1928 — July 22, 2022

Mrs. Nellie (Witham) Bowen of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Johnnie Bob and Maggie Mae (Reeder) Witham, passed peacefully from this life on Friday, July 22, 2022 at her home. Born in Rockhouse Bottom in Russell County on January 23, 1928, she was 94 years, 5 months, and 29 days of age. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, and was a retiree of Medco Nursing Home.

She leaves to cherish her memory:

Three children: Billy Ray Bowen and wife Becky of Green County, Connie Coffey of Green County, and Phyllis Henderson of Campbellsville,

A son-in-law: Joe Shofner of Green County,

Nine grandchildren: Darren Bowen, Shannon Hughes, Renee Hawthorn, Angie Bowen, Shawn Coffey, Jason Coffey, Joe Shofner, II, Anthony Shofner, and Tyler Shofner,

Twenty great-grandchildren,

Her caregiver: Tina Lee,

Close friends: Joy and Sherrill Rawlings,

And a host of extended family and friends.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter: Patricia Shofner; a son-in-law: Allen Coffey; and four siblings: Paul Witham, Edna Colvin, Winnie Parsons, and Archie Burress.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Bowen on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 11:00 AM EDT (10:00 AM CDT) in the Campbellsville chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Shawn Coffey will officiate. Interment will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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Monday, July 25, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

700 Old US 68, Campbellsville, KY 42718

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