Erma Lee Bowman, 82, of Manhattan, KS, passed away, Thursday, August 8, 2019.

Erma was born in St. Louis, MO on June 18, 1937, to Mary (Berry) and James Martin.

She was married to Richard Lee Bowman.

She retired as an Administrative assistant at the Houston Country Club in Houston, TX., for 19 years.

Erma was a passionate artist creating beautiful ceramics that will be treasured by her family.

Erma is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Mike) Bailey, of Conroe, TX; her two sons Scott (Leigh Ann) Bowman, of Manhattan, KS; Andrew (Debbie) Bowman, of Hitchcock, TX; her sister, Shirley Pechoff, of Sulfer, LA, her brother, Jack (Gladys) Martin, of Richmond, VA; five grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Jimmy Martin, and sister Mary Ellen Rau.

A Celebration of Life will be held at College Heights Baptist Church in Manhattan, KS on Friday, August 16, 2019, at 4:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Homecare & Hospice or College Heights Baptist Church

Arrangements have been entrusted to Carlson's Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation

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