Services for Sheran Pauline Bowden, 71, will be held today at 10 a.m. at the Southwest Baptist Church with Reverend Wayne Fite officiating. Interment will follow at McAlister Cemetery. A time of visitation and support for the family was held Sunday 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 Leedey, Okla., sisters Darlene Butler of Ardmore and Karla 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.

The family asks that memorials be made to the American Heart Association. Memorial condolences may be made online at

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