Sherman Bowling

October 12, 1929 - July 20, 2012

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Sherman Bowling, age 82, of Verona, KY passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Health Care in Florence, KY. He worked and owned a home improvement business that he retired from after many years and was a dedicated member of the Ashland Avenue First Church of God. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Sherman is survived by his Wife: Vivian R. Bowling of Verona, KY; Son: Don (Juli) Bowling of Versailles, IN; Brothers: Jim Bowling of Cincinnati, OH, A.B. (Hubert) Bowling of Pennsylvania, Lee Bowling of Ocala, FL and Paul Bowling of Muncie, IN; Sister: Mary Davidson of Manchester, KY; Grandchildren: Chris Bowling and Ryan Bowling; Great Grandchildren: Cameron, Cory and Keegan. Visitation will take place at Ashland Avenue First Church of God in Latonia, KY on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 9:30 AM until the Funeral Service begins at 11 AM. A 2 PM Committal and Honor Guard Service will take place at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown, KY followed by interment. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY is serving the family. Memorial Donations are suggested to the Ashland Avenue First Church of God 524 West Southern Avenue Latonia, KY 41015. Online Condolences may be left at


Brian Henson - Jul 25, 2012

My deepest condolences go out to the Bowling family. Uncle Sherman always had us out to the farm for family reunions and birthday parties. Grandma Ruby use to say it was one of her favorite places to visit. Vivian, he was a great person and always very helpful when the kids needed anything. I am very lucky to have known Uncle Sherman. I still remember his life lessons to us kids on fishing, apple trees, tractors, and of course the history of the area. He was so patient with us, especially taking the 4 wheeler around the property. It was one of my favorite places to go when I was a kid. He was a great man and will be missed.

Joy Henry - Jul 25, 2012

Viv, I will always remember Shern, you and the fun we
had in Florida. I love you and am praying for you.

Mike Ballard - Jul 24, 2012

Viv, I was so sorry to hear of Sherm’s passing. I will forever be indebted to him for giving a poor college student a job for 6 summers and letting me have his truck to take Becky on dates. He was like a second father to me. My kids feel like they know Sherm because of all the stories I’ve shared with them of my days hanging sliding with him. I’m sorry I can’t be there tomorrow but I just found out today. You and Donnie are in my prayers.

Paula kay odom - Jul 24, 2012

Dear Aunt Ruth and Donnie,
So sorry to hear about Uncle Sherman. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. He was such a wonderful man and Uncle. I still tell the story on him of him trying to pass off that old screen door for a new one to me when he came up to side our house. He was always laughing about something and always willing to help out others. Sorry we can’t be there.
Love Stacy and Paula

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