Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Karl Bowles

Karl Hubert Bowles, age 86, of Quincy, IL and Naples, FL died Monday, April 30th, 2012 in Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, MO.

Karl was born January 29th, 1926 in Polo, MO. He was the son of Luettice Jackson Bowles-Baker and Hubert Bowles. He married Bobbi Dolbeare on July 25th, 1981. She survives.

Karl attended Parkville High School in Parkville, MO. After graduating he immediately enlisted in the US Navy where he served until 1946. Upon honorable discharge from the Navy, he attended Park College in Parkville, MO.

Karl was the co-founder of Quincy, IL based Farm & Home Supply which began doing business in 1960. He served on the Board of Directors for both Illinois State Bank and Mid-States Distributing Co.

Karl attended First United Methodist Church of Naples, FL. He enjoyed boating, golf, deep sea fishing and loved to travel.

Karl is survived by his loving wife Bobbi Bowles; a daughter, Cindy Henke and her husband Dan; a son, Adam Bowles and fiancé Sarah Tushaus, all of Quincy, IL; and step-daughter Stephanie Parker and husband Marc of Collinsville, IL. He is also survived by two sisters, Shirley Sales and husband Walter of Bozeman, MT, and Bonnie Wetherell and husband Tom of Springfield, IL. Granddaughters Katie and Sarah Neiswender of Quincy, IL; step-grandchildren Grant & Madison Parker of Collinsville, IL, Jessica Elwell and husband Drew of St. Charles, MO, and Maggie Henke of Quincy, IL.

Mr. Bowles was preceded in death by his mother, father and daughter Kathryn Bowles.

Services: 1:30 pm Saturday, May 5, 2012, in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Rev. Henry Pratt officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

Visitation: 3 – 7 pm Friday, May 4, 2012, in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Salvation Army Hometown Fund or the Community Foundation of Quincy.

Website: www.hansenspear.com

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

  1. Mr. Bowles contributed to the community with the Farm and Home corporation providing quality,customer service and family values. I was fortunate to know and work for him.
    My condolences to the family as he will be missed by many but his legacy will live on.

    With sympathy
    Larry Schutte

  2. My deepest condolence to the family. I am very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is never easy. Even Jesus cried when his friend Lazarus died and then he promises Martha, (Lazarus sister) that Lazarus would be resurrected. He said in John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life; and everyone that is living and exercises faith in me will never die at all. Do you believe this?” is now resting until the day when God will call their name and will be resurrected and re-united with loving family. May this precious hope give you strength during this very difficult time for your family. I’m very sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy.

  3. Dear Bobbi, Cindy and Adam,
    We were so sorry to hear of Karl’s passing. We have so many good remembrances of him. Thinking of you at this time.
    Our Sincere Sympathy,
    Kay and Merle Ferguson

  4. Dear Bobbi, Cindy and Adam,

    I’m very sorry for your loss! What a great man he was! We will miss his kind smile and words. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all~

  5. Bobbi and Family,

    That which the heart has known and loved never really
    fades away.

    In Deepest Sympathy
    Chuck and Anna

  6. Bobbi, Cindy & Adam we are so sorry for your loss. Karl was a great businessman, a good friend, and a super person who cared for his family and the communities in which he lived. He will be missed! God Bless you Karl!

  7. Dear Cindy and Dan…….I am so sorry to read about your Dad and father-in-law. This brings back many memories of this same time with my Dad and I know how you feel and what a void they leave in your life. I am thinking of you both and all the rest of your family. My very best wishes…………….Jane

  8. Cindy & Dan,
    I’m so sorry to hear that Karl has passed. He was such a nice man.
    You are in my thought and prayers.

  9. Dear Bobbie and family,
    My deepest sympathy to all of your for the loss of your husband and father.

  10. Bobbi, Cindy, and Adam – I’m very sorry for your loss. I only knew Karl for the past 5 years, but consider myself very fortunate to have known him. My prayers are with all of you at this time of loss.

    I deeply regret not being able to attend the visitation this Friday, but we will be in Chicago for our son’s medical school graduation.

    Blaine Strock

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