Mary Frances Pullum, age 86, of Toledo, passed away on Sunday, June 24.
Born on February 11, 1932 in Athens, Ala., to Otis and Laura (Furline) Shields, she began working in 1960 in the operational department for the Maumee Board of Education, from which she would later retire.
Mrs. Pullum is survived by her children, Charles (Carole) Pullum, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Betty (Marshall) Lewis, of Maumee; grandchildren, Carey and Lori, of Knoxville, and Jennifer, of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; great-grandson, Kaleb; and sisters, Geneter Colwell and Dorothy Naves. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charlie; and siblings, James, Richard, J.C., Van, Wilburn, L.B., Florine and Paulette.
Visitation took place on June 27 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, where funeral services were conducted on June 28, followed by interment in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Patrick J. Bowes, age 67, of Whitehouse, passed away on Monday, June 18.
Born on October 1, 1950 to James and Loretta (Pieffer) Bowes, he graduated from Whitmer High School and worked at the parts counter for two local auto dealerships before advancing to on-the-road auto body parts sales for several years. He eventually retired from an extended career in large truck and trailer body parts sales, repair, painting and management.
Pat’s honesty and straightforward personality contributed greatly to his success in his career and relationships. Being a captivating conversationalist, he always left an impression, and giving without expectations gave him the greatest joy. Pat had an uncompromising faith in God and always believed living that faith through action made it real. His passions included raising and racing his prized and very successful Morris Gordon pigeons, growing and sharing his wide variety of beautiful daylilies and nightly home DVD movie watching. He loved being outdoors in God’s creation, feeding a variety of birds from his yard feeders. Pat always wanted to give visitors something, perhaps a DVD, vegetables or flowers from his garden, a staunch patriot political opinion or some Bill Knapp’s chocolate cake. He would unselfishly give his time, talent and treasures to help friends throughout his life.
Pat was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Dick Sloan. He is survived by his older sister, Rosemary Stoffel, her husband Lou, their children Jodi and Chad and Chad’s two children; younger brother, Dennis and (Chris Dowling) Bowes and their two children, Sarah and David; and longtime friend, Deborah Quinn, who has early onset Alzheimer’s and for whom he had provided continuous 24/7 care over the last three years.
Family and friends extend a heartfelt special thanks to the St. Luke’s Hospital medical staff, who provided the most compassionate and comprehensive care for him over the years.
A memorial and celebration of life service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 9 at Toledo Memorial Park.