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Rick Bowen Jr.

Apr 6th, 1969 - May 8th, 2023

Visitation: 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home 


      Rick Bowen Jr., age 54, of Cisne, Illinois, and formerly of Flora, passed away Monday, May 8, 2023, at his home.

      He was born April 6, 1969, in Flora, the son of Richard Eugene and Pauline G. (Pickel) Bowen.  He was united in marriage to Lori Forth and later Julie Quinn Briscoe.

      Rick had worked as an engineer at North American Lighting in Flora.  He earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1985 and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, watching television, attending concerts, and was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

      He is survived by his parents: Rick and Pauline Bowen of Flora; 2 daughters: Hailey Bowen (David McClanahan) of Jackson, Missouri, and Emily Bowen of Terre Haute, Indiana; a grandson: Liam McClanahan of Jackson, Missouri; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; and 4 close friends that he considered brothers: Greg Beard, Tim Dickenson, Randall Baker, and Steve McKnelly.

      He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Zeke and Mary Bowen; and maternal grandparents: Neva and Dwight Pickel.

      A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:  


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Mary Reynolds

May 9th

My condolences to the family. Rick will be missed 🙏

Artdean, Angelia Warren

May 9th

Haley,Emily,our condolences and prayers to youand all family.

Lori A Bowen

May 9th

My deepest and sincerest condolences to all of the family.

Walter J. Chaney

May 9th

Thoughts, prayers and hugs!!

Josh Jocko Hinkle

May 9th

My condolences to the family!

Darell & Sherry Bowen

May 9th

Our prayers are with the family and may you find comfort in the Lord.

Carolyn Phelps Barnes

May 9th

Rick and Pauline I'm sending prayers your way. A parent should never lose a child. We lost our son on 1/01/2020. My heart breaks for you.💕💕💔💔🙏🙏

Shannon Williams & Senna Lewis

May 9th

Our deepest condolences.

Gary Woods

May 9th

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort for family and.friends.

Cheryl Moore

May 9th

Pauline & family, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray you will lean on God & draw comfort & strength from Him. Prayers for all of your family. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Woody and Amanda franklin

May 9th

I'm so so sorry for your loss. Such a hard year gor sure

Jeanie Winterfeld

May 9th

Prayers and condolences.


May 9th

Always enjoyed working with Rick (both of them). Their dedication to excellence in life is unmatched. Pauline is also an amazing person, her dedication to charity and the greater good of the community will never go unnoticed. My sincere condolences, friends.

Julie Nichols

May 9th

So sorry to hear of Ricks passing. Our hearts go out to his children, mom and dad and friends. He will be greatly missed.

Cindy huff

May 9th

So sorry for your loss.

Lisa Erbacher

May 9th

I am so very sorry to hear of Rick's passing. Comforting prayers to his family & friends at the difficult time.

Candy & Billy Harrell

May 9th

I have many great memories of Rick from working at NAL. Rick was one of the toughest men I’ve seen. He had so many health issues and worked in spite of being eligible for full disability. He had tons of knowledge on Equipment and helped me out many times while I learned the equipment side. My sincerest condolences to his family & Greg Beard, as I know what a true friend he was to him. He will be sadly missed! Candy

Terri and Ken Lence

May 10th

Rick was a old friend from NAL. Prayers to his family!

Scott Paxton

May 10th

Rick was such a nice person. I am very glad to have known him. Condolences and prayers to his family, and his many friends.

Pam (Glassford) Smith

May 10th

My condolences and prayers go out to Rick's family and friends.

Dale Carpenter

May 12th

My Condolences and Prayers for Family and Friends

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

May 16th

I am so sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻

Kenna Marr

May 16th

Sorry for your loss prayers to you all may God give you all comfort

Debra Ritchie, Alice Totten & Jeremy Totten

May 18th

Thoughts, prayers and hugs.

Mona Bowen Zuck

May 25th

Sorry for your loss. He was like a little brother to me for years. He will never be forgotten. He is in heaven now and no longer living with all his problems.



Scott Sullens
Don and Mary Smith
Phil & Jane Henson
Mary Reynolds
Kevin hudgins
Artdean,Angelia Warren &family
Larry and Peggy Rinehart
Donna Mason
Bosco and Kathy Gibson
Shelly Wilkins and randy beard
Phil & Chris Wolfe
Walter J. Chaney
Tim Dickinson
Tom & Angie Tolliver
Marcy Ferguson
Steve and Nancy Mink
Josh Jocko Hinkle
Larry Frost
Rich and Lesa Cook
All 70's Reunion
Debbie King Casell
Carolyn Phelps Barnes
Lori Bowen
Gary Woods
Jerry and Mary Ellis
Dale and Cindy Henson
Cheryl Moore
Jenny Farmer
Brittany & Matt Tolliver
Carl & Dana Zimmerman
lucy eckelberry
Jeremy and Angella Carpenter
Delberta Bowen
Sue Russell
Pat and Steve Henry
Mike & Julie Nichols
Betty(Patterson) and Duane Bryant
Robert Rodgers
Cheryl McCarty
Steve and Debbie Pace
Cheri Casolari
Robin Jackson
Lee & Diane Blair
Jon & Chrissy Taylor
Walterene and family
Diana & Greg Rutland
Vicky Cricelli-Milner
Vickie Simpson, Class of 1969
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Lisa Erbacher
Robb & Sarah Bute
Dana Hosick
Tony & Jami Gibbons
Donald Fry / Sheery Evilsizer
Greg Wheeler
Roger & Lisa Colman
Mona Bowen Zuck
Ken and Terri Lence
Suzanne Acree
Jean Guerrettaz
Greg and Donna (Bowen)Hartke
Scott Paxton
David Bryden
Shawn & Tracee Arbuckle
Martha Baker Ahlfield
Angela Tibbs Elliott
Alan Buck
Rita Haines
Lowell and Brenda K Showalters
Ron and Mary Anne Ayers
Dana and Janet Franklin
Pam Woods
Pam (Glassford) Smith
John Phillips
Mark & Karen Jones
Dale & Janice Cantrell
Garold Hosselton
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Mark Dunnigan
Brenda dulaney
Dale Carpenter
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Kenna Marr


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