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Leslie Logan Bowles, son of Chas. B. Bowles and Anna E. Simpson was born Dec 30, 1886 in the old Bowles homestead, one and a half miles northwest of Bethel church and departed this life Monday evening, March 16, 1931, at 8 o'clock at St. Clara's Hospital.
His mother died when he was three years old and this deprived him of Mother's love. His father passed away March 12, 1922. "Less" as he was familiarly know, attended the Bethel school where he received his education. He united with the Christian church at Bethel in 1900 and attended services regularly until he moved to Eminence Township, and then attended Atlanta Christian church, which was near his home.
He was united in marriage to Nellie Blanch Perry in March, 1908. This union was blessed with two children, Donald Perry at home and Mildred Louise, wife of Clarence Black, of Atlanta. He leaves his stepmother, Mrs. Jennie Bowles, Emden and three brothers, William and Elbert, of Emden, and Roy of Ohio, one sister, Mrs. Mora Shields of Atlanta, and a host of relatives and friends.
"Less" was a good neighbor, a friend in need and sickness. Only a year ago he sat by the bedside administering to a dear friend night after night, never tiring, but lending a helping hand. He will be sadly missed in his family circle as he was always ready to do his part and was read to assist in making things that were good a success. We trust God will tenderly watch over the loved ones left.
"Not now but in the coming, it may be in better land, we'll read the meaning of our tears and there, some time, we"ll understand."
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, March 18, 1931, at two o'clock at Bethel church and large number of friends and relatives were present to pay their respect to one who spent his life in this community. Rev. L.H. Hooe, of Lincoln, conducted the services. Mrs. and Mrs. Goldsmith sang the following selections. "In the Garden," Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "When I get to the end of the way." The flowers were beautiful and many in number. The following served as pall bearers: Fred Reiners, Raymond Downs, David Sullivan, Clyde Gemberling, Steve Brandt and Ross Quisenberry. Burial was made in Bethel Cemetery.
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