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Avink McCowen Secord Funeral Home Plainwell
Sunday May 8th, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

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Avink McCowen Secord Funeral Home Plainwell
Sunday May 8th, 2022

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Beth Ellen Bowling

Beth Ellen Edmonds was born on March 26th 1959 in Kalamazoo, MI to Clyde and Shirley Edmonds. She passed away Friday May 6th, 2022 at the age of 63 with her family by her side.

Beth attended school at Loy Norrix High School class of '77.  She immediately began her life married to the love of her life Michael Bowling on April 16th, 1977. Her favorite story was how they met at the Walgreens at the Kalamazoo Mall, and it was love at first sight. They started their family in 1979 and enjoyed a life full of travel around the country together. One of the most memorable highlights of her life was getting to travel route 66 twice. Once with her parents as a child and again with her husband to make new lasting memories. Throughout her life she was a proud member of Kalamazoo Right To Life, loving pastor's wife and member of the Praise Baptist Church where she was active in children's and women's ministries, as well as singing and even playing the drums. She was a Co-Founder of Alpha and Omega Ministries, once a member of the presidents club with Avon, Co-Founder of GodSpeed Transportation, and member of the Soha Rock Hounds. 
Beth enjoyed spending time with her family and 10 grand children, as well as her many fur children. Beth could never turn away a homeless cat or wounded animal. She was often seen feeding and talking to squirrels, Prarie dogs, birds and other wildlife. 
She was extremely artistic and had beautiful painting and writing skills. You can find many of her creations anywhere you may roam, as she has placed many rocks that have traveled all around the world. They have been found as far as Germany and Australia. 
Beth is survived by her husband: Michael Bowling Sr, 3 children: Aimee Freeman (Alan) of Louisville KY, Michael Bowling II (Jessica) of Middleville MI, and April Bowman (Tyler) of Plainwell MI, 11 grandchildren: Jaron and Ethan Rhea of Louisville KY, Michael, Kierah, Olivia, Ariya and another granddaughter on the way of Middleville MI, Seth, Alexis, Brynnlee and Liam Bowman of Plainwell, a sister in law Delana Smith (Jeff), brother in law Jeff Bowling (Diane), nephews: William Coleman (Jasmine), Nicholas Coleman, James Harrell, nieces: Jessica Splinter (Tom), Rebecca, Bethany, Ashley, Kristen Bowling, Lisa Pringle and 2 'adopted' grands: Paul Bertrou of France and Ella Richter of Germany, along with a host of other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, half-brother Allen Harrell and half-sister Sue Noyes, a niece Cathy Noyes, a brother in law Steve Coleman, and nephew Joshua Coleman.
Visit with family and friends on Sunday, May 8, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Avink McCowen Secord Funeral Home; 120 S. Woodhams St. in Plainwell.  A service will follow at 5:00 p.m. at the same location. 
Per her family's request, memorial donations may be memorial donations may be made in Beth's memory t o the Animal Rescue Project.

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Beth’s guestbook and/or share a memory with his family.

The Bowling family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 120 S. Woodhams St., Plainwell, MI, 49080. 269 685-5881. 



A candle was lit in memory of Beth Bowling

Sandy Fleming May 9 2022 11:50 PM

Such an honor to know and work for you and Pastor Mike. You treated me like you knew me my whole life from day one. I love you both so so much. Fly high friend💖

Kim Hazen May 9 2022 6:30 PM

I'm so sorry I have no words.. u think u will have time to do things one day and I let it pass. I am so sorry Beth, we always wanted to ice skate I more time and we never did. But I will tell you all we had talent!❤️

Susie Wethington May 9 2022 5:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Beth Bowling

Rich and Kathy Ford May 9 2022 3:05 PM

Beth, I have known you for 35 years. You showed me so much how to be a gear woman inside and out my first few years on my own. We did many things together through out the years. We may have lost our connections, but you were never far from my heart. To the Bowling family, y'all are very special to the. May God guide everyone of you during this time.
Love and miss y'all

Kathy Ford May 9 2022 3:02 PM

I was so sorry to learn of Beth's passing. My sincere sympathy to Michael and family. She was a sweet friend to me, way back at Washington Elementary School.

Barbara Burchell Meihaus May 9 2022 11:07 AM

A photo was added for Beth Ellen Bowling

Brynnlee Bowman May 9 2022 12:56 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Beth Bowling

Connie Sechman May 8 2022 7:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Beth Bowling

Gary Slaton May 8 2022 4:54 PM

Love you Grammy. I never really knew you but I wish you luck on your new journey through heaven.

Ethan Rhea May 8 2022 4:30 PM

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