Nancy Jeanne Bowden

Nancy Jeanne Bowden

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CARBONDALE — Nancy Jeanne Bowden, 71, passed away Jan. 8, 2020, at home.

Born Sept. 6, 1948, in Danville, to Charles and Doris Nelson of Oakwood, she is survived by her sister, Charlene, of Oakwood; and daughter, Kerry, of Oxford, Georgia.

Nancy lived in Carbondale for 40 years, graduating SIUC and working for the Foundation, School of Medicine, and Academic Affairs. She was a legal advocate for the Women's Center, Carbondale Police Department, Chicago Council for Jewish Elderly and MetroEast Women's Crisis Center.

She enjoyed crocheting, jewelry making, reading and trivia. Nancy will be deeply missed by her family, friends and neighbors.

A private memorial is planned for a later date.

Rortvedt Funeral Services of Tilton is in charge of arrangements and contributions in Nancy's memory.

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