Ida Bowman

Ida McAfee Bowman (Fields)

Tuesday, August 13th, 1929 - Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
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Service for Ida McAfee Bowman, 89, of Covington, will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Reverend Daniel So and Randy Rogan will officiate. Burial will be in Watts Cemetery Chapel. Pallbearers will be Johnny Hetting, Hal McAfee, Scott Lindsey, Kenneth Perkins, C,J, Perkins and Kascey Perkins.

Mrs. Bowman passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Hillsboro. She was born August 13, 1929 in Lancaster, Texas to Thomas Fields and Pearlie (Burden) Fields. At the age of five, when her father passed, Ida, with her mother and siblings went to live at the IOOF Home for Widows and Children in Corsicana, Texas. She graduated from high school in Corsicana.

After attending Navarro College in Corsicana, she married Charles “Joe” McAfee on December 29, 1948. He was a Methodist minister and while Ida served along beside him, she was determined to get her education. So wherever they lived, she attended the closest college or university. She graduated from Southwestern University in 1958 with a degree in Teaching. Her love for teaching children covered all ages from elementary to high school. Ida later received her certification to teach the deaf.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Independent Order of Rebekah Assembly. Ida also served on the Johnson County Child Welfare Board. Her time and heart were invested in many missions boards of the UMC. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, traveling, arts and crafts AND LOVED Whataburgers.

Survivors include daughters, Zelma Bielat and husband Martin and Jan Rogan; grandchildren, Jodie Lindsey and husband Scott, Kevin McAfee and wife Casey, Kenneth Patrick Pesce and wife Sara, Abbie Rogan, and Jeanette Perkins and husband Kenneth; great grandchildren, Kerri Pesce, Brett Miller, Trinity Lindsey, Charles Perkins, Kascey Perkins, Cheyenne Perkins, Kaylee Perkins, Noble Pesce, Damian Pesce, Lily Pesce, Emma Ferguson, Katelyn McAfee, Keegan Patterson, Alex Patterson, Hope Glover and Braydon McAfee; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews who loved her and will miss her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Reverend Charles “Joe” McAfee and Reverend Glenn C. Bowman, son Charles D. McAfee, great grandchildren Andy Miller and Laney Miller, brother Ernest Fields, Robert Fields, and Frank Fields, and sister Yvonne Ballew.

In lieu for flowers, donations may be made to I.O.O.F. “Odd Fellows” Ex Student Association. Attn: Zelma Bielat secretary/treasurer, P.O. Box 314, Covington, Texas 76636
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 11:00am
    Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel
    512 N. Ridgeway Dr.
    CLEBURNE, TX 76033
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  • Interment

    Watts Chapel Cemetery
    Johnson County, TX
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Joy Paschall, June Williams, Amber, Heny, and Gwen and Kyle & Cat Ballew have sent flowers to the family of Ida McAfee Bowman (Fields).
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Barbara & Al Slimp

Posted at 01:14pm
We were introduced to Ida and Joe in 1993. They epitomized the love of Jesus Christ and loved everyone. When we first met them, we could feel the love they shared, not only with each other, but with anyone they they met. There was never a more gracious lady than Ida and we were blessed to have known her.
We pray for the peace of her family.

George and Cyndi Snokhous

Posted at 08:11am
We knew Ida and Joe McAfee right after we were first married and attended Brookview Methodist Church in Waco, TX. We loved both of them very much; they led us to faith in Jesus Christ. We spent many personal times together with them, enjoying our company with them. May God be with all of you and hold you tightly in His Mighty Arms. George and Cyndi Snokhous, China Spring, TX

George and Cyndi Snokhous

Posted at 08:35am
To Ida's Family,
We shall always remember Ida with love and respect. She and Joe are the ones who led us to faith in Jesus Christ. We very much enjoyed the time spent with them at Brookview Methodist in Waco. Although we all went the various ways the Lord led us, we never forgot Joe and Ida. Our sincere prayers are with all of you. George and Cyndi Snokhous, China Spring, TX

Joy Paschall, June Williams, Amber, Heny, and Gwen

Posted at 10:55am
Our thoughts are with you.
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Kyle & Cat Ballew

Posted at 10:18pm
Deepest sympathy and our love in this difficult time,
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