HOWE–Erma Dean Bowles, 83, of Howe, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 in Poteau. She was born Sept. 27, 1928 in Howe to Morris and Ova (Dickerson) Faulkenberry and was a former owner and operator of a cafe in Howe for many years.
Services are Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Heavener. Interment is at Howe Cemetery, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Bowles; and a daughter, Glenda J. McDonald.
Survivors are a son, Allen Bowles of Howe; a brother, Marshall Faulkenberry of Howe; three sisters, twin sister Lois Brown of Howe, Mary Sue Highfill of Hodgen and Wanda Faulkenberry of the home; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.