Cleo L. Bowen

Cleo L. Bowen, 91, of Poteau died Monday, July 1, 2013, in Pocola.Cleo was born May 29, 1922, to Sam and Donnie (Tolbert) McElhaney. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Poteau. Cleo was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Omer Bowen; son, Cleave Bowen; brother, Oscar McElhaney; sisters, Norma Flippo, Zola Hendrix, and Veda McElhaney.Survivors include her cousins, Ed Abernathy of Poteau, Frankie Blankenship of Stigler; sister-in-law, Margie McElhaney of Oklahoma City; nephews, Harold Hendrix and Don McElhaney of Oklahoma City; other relatives, many friends; beloved roommate, Carol Resch; and her loving caregivers.Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Evans Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Burial will be in Milton Cemetery, Milton. Pallbearers will be Ed Abernathy, Jerry Scott, Charles McKee, Carold Abernathy, Rodney Abernathy and Jimmy Abernathy.Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, is handling arrangements.You may leave an online message at