Iva Mae Bowers

September 3, 1937 - November 16, 2015

Iva Mae Bowers, age 78, of Van Alstyne, Texas, passed away on November 16, 2015.  She was born September 3, 1937 in Galveston, Texas to Harry A. and Dorothy Florence (McKnee) Matthews. Iva was raised in Atchison, Kansas, where she married Wayne Hoskins Bowers on September 7, 1957. She retired from Texas Instruments. Iva enjoyed shopping as well as cooking and loved her family dearly.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Bowers of Van Alstyne, Texas; daughters, Pam Young and husband Gary of Allen, Texas, Gayle Johnson and husband Bo of Van Alstyne, Texas; grandchildren, Jeffrey Chandler of Tom Bean, Texas, Jeremy Chandler of San Antonio, Texas, Justin Johnson of Van Alstyne, Texas, Jessica Johnson also of Van Alstyne, Texas and Alicia Johnson-Bell of Tom Bean, Texas; 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.

Iva is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Dorothy Matthews; grand-daughter, Amanda Beachum; great-grandson, Dallas McAdams; and 2 sisters.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2015, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends during a visitation being held Wednesday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.