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Sister Betty (Florence Therese) Bowen, BVM

Sister Betty (Florence Therese) Bowen, BVM died Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Sharing of Memories, Virtual Visitation and funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Sister Betty was born on July 31, 1940, in Fort Collins, Colo., to Ralph and Florence (Pfeifer) Bowen. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary congregation on Aug, 2, 1958, from St. Joseph Parish, Fort Collins. She professed first vows on Feb. 2, 1961, and final vows on July 16, 1966.

She ministered as a nurse at Mercy Medical Center and at the Marian Hall Infirmary in Dubuque, Iowa. She served as a nurse in Chicago, Skokie, and Evanston, Ill., where she also worked as a parish ministerial staff member.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by a brother Jim (Lucille) Bowen, Fort Collins.; a sister Terri (Joe) Simpson, Little York, Ill.; a niece; nephews; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 62 years.

Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or make an online gift.

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  1. I am so sad and devastated to learn of Sr. Betty’s passing. A long, long time St. Mary (Evanston) parishioner, Staff Member, and a dear friend to me. My only consolation is knowing that she now has back her quick wit and loving touch – she’s able to share that with all those who have gone before her (including her beloved kitties!).

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