Services for Sheran Pauline Bowden, 71, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Southwest Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Fite officiating. Interment will follow at McAlister Cemetery. A time of visitation and support for the family will be held this afternoon at the funeral home from 4 till 5 p.m.

The daughter of the late Albert and Viola Dollar Sharpe, Sheran was born Sept. 16, 1942, at Healdton, and passed away on Sept. 19, 2013, in a local hospital.

A graduate of Healdton High School class of 1961, she had been a resident of the area all of her life. She married Bobby R. Bowden on May 15, 1964, in Ardmore.

She worked as a homemaker and also helped her husband in his manufacturing business. She was a member of the Southwest Baptist Church, enjoyed helping others and being with her grandsons.

Sheran is survived by her husband, Bob of the home; her daughter, Rhonda Hensley and husband, Jeff of Leedy, Okla.; sisters, Darlene Butler of Ardmore, and Carla Thomas and husband, Mike of North Richland Hills, Texas; her brother, Hyman Sharpe and wife, Clay of Ardmore; and two grandsons, Chase and Cooper Hensley.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Samuel Leon and Jerome Sharpe.

Bearers are Chase and Cooper Hensley, Ron Holt, Dennis and Danny Cullum and Rex Butler.

The family asks that memorials be made to the American Heart Association.

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Services under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory.