ELIDA — Evelyn “Bunny” Neeper Bowman is celebrating her 88th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. May 1 at Lima Community Church Journey Building. Please omit gifts.
She was born May 28, 1928, in Lima, to Fred and Elizabeth Neeper. On Dec. 10, 1949, she married Ronald Bowman, who died April 2002.
She has five children, Dean (Margie) Bowman, of Denver, Colorado, and Diana (Matt) Albright, Janet (Tom) Barnett, Richard Bowman and James (Debbie) Bowman, all of Elida. She has seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She volunteered at Elida Elementary School for more than 30 years. She enjoys being with family and friends, especially spending time with grands and great-grands.