Norman E. Bowers

Norman E. Bowers, 84, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, May 21, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Bowers served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He was experienced in upholstery and custom sewing and was co-owner of Norm’s Upholstery, working side by side with his wife in Huntington for more than 50 years.  

He was born Aug. 15, 1935, in Huntington to Hayden and Clara Parrett Bowers. He married Betty M. Heffelfinger in 1958, and she preceded him in death on January 14, 2020.

He is survived by three sons, Randy (Donna) Bowers, Rick Bowers and Norm Jr. “Butch” (Sue Parker) Bowers, all of Huntington; a daughter, Terry (Russell) Slone, of Huntington; a brother, Gary Bowers, of Huntington; a sister, Roxanna (Robert) Shumate, of Huntington; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rose Polson.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Star of Hope Cemetery, Huntington, with Rev. Matt Snodderly officiating.

Memorials are to the Norman E. Bowers family in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN 46750.
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