2018-08-08 / Local News

Bowman is 103 today

Comet staff report


Bowman Bowman Opal Bowman of Delphi is celebrating her 103rd birthday today. Friends are invited to visit her, call or send her cards to wish her a happy birthday.

She was born Aug. 8, 1915, in Milam, W.Va., to Albert W. and Lida Smith. Five years later, Opal and her brother, Garnet Smith, moved with their parents to Indiana. In 1947 in Carroll County, Opal married John Bowman.

Opal worked for Delphi Body Works from 1941 to 1959 and for First Savings and Loan from 1960 to 1995. She spent many years traveling and has visited 49 states.

She has two children, a son, J.D. Bowman (wife Cindy) of Martinsville, and a daughter, Carol Ann Martin, who is deceased. She also has three grandchildren.

Cards may be sent to her at 109 N. Lafayette St., Delphi, IN 46923.

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