About Cathy Diane Stansbarger:
Cathy Diane Stansbarger Bowers, 52, of Springfield, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, in
Cox South Hospital, following a short illness.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert
Stansbarger, and a brother-in-law, Bud Perkins. She was born and raised in Lebanon, and graduated from
Lebanon High School in 1970.
She had made her home in Springfield for many years, and lovingly
raised her children. Later, she worked in sales, most recently at Justice Jewelers. She was a member
of First Freewill Baptist Church in Lebanon.
Cathy is survived by her former husband and lifelong
friend, Steve Bowers, St. Louis; a daughter, Brandi Bowers, O'Fallon; a son, Lance Bowers, Springfield;
her mother, Bonnie Stansbarger, Lebanon; two sisters, Linda McQuerter, and her husband, Doug, and Sherry
Perkins, all of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, in Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon, with Rev. Joe Wilson
officiating. Burial will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today
in the funeral home. A memorial to the First Freewill Baptist Church of Lebanon has been established
and contributions may be made through Holman-Howe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 28, Lebanon, MO 65536.