Bowles

Irene Caroline (Stubblefield) Bowles - age 89, of Linden, died July 24, 2019. Funeral services will be held 6 PM Friday, July 26, 2019 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. Pastor Dawn Russell will officiate. Visitation will be held from 3 PM until the time of service on Friday. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Linden Presbyterian Church. Irene was born January 15, 1930 in Flint, the daughter of Carl and Marguerite (Burnham) Stubblefield and was a 1947 graduate of Swartz Creek High School. She married Roderick J. Bowles on March 25, 1950; he preceded her in death on August 2, 1987. Irene had worked at Michigan Bell Telephone, then at J.L. Hudsons (Macy's), retiring in 1996, after 26 years. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing cards and going to lunch with friends. She was a past member of Spring Meadows Country Club. Irene leaves her daughter, Barbara (Dennis) O'Reilly; grandsons, Bryan Page and Evan (Betsy) Scott; sister, Sharleen Pajtas; many friends and cousins. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Laura; son, Roderick J. Bowles Jr; sisters, Pauline Hawley and Maxine Frost; brother, Carl Stubblefield; nieces, Wendy Frost and Traci Stubblefield. Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

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