James Boyd Bowdler
James Boyd Bowdler, 36, an employee of the Truss Pipe Co., Springfield, 
and a long time resident of Mt. Vernon, died Thursday afternoon at 
St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 pm at the Hughey- Pulley 
Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ernie Tate officiating. Burial will be in 
Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 pm 
Mr. Bowdler was born in Cumberland, Ky., on Aug. 3, 1934, the son of 
John Henry and Elma (Riddle) Bowdler. He was graduated from Mt. Vernon 
Township High School in the class of 1953.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Elma Bowdler, Mt. Vernon; three sons, 
James Arthur, Jeff Boyd and Timothy John; three daughters, Barbara Ann, 
Susan Elma and Teresa Fay; four brothers, Sidney Bowdler, Mt. Vernon. 
Kenneth Bowdler, Mt. Vernon, Jerry Wayne Bowdler, Mt. Vernon, and 
Rickey G. Bowdler, Mt. Vernon; and one sister, Mrs. Betty Winkler, 
Mt. Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Henry Bowdler.

Date: 4-8-1971
Submitted by: Ken Richardson

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