Emma Bea (Parker) Bowman,age 90, of Madison, died Saturday, October 6, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital following a brief illness. She was born July 22, 1922 in Warsaw, Kansas,one of five children of Bea Homer and Julia (Welty) Schirmer.
Emma is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Parker of Madison, Julia (John) Parker Beach of New Mexico; a son, Belvierd C. Parker of Somerset, Kentucky; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and numerous extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Thomas B. Parker and Marion Bowman; a daughter, Cynthia and her four siblings.
A memorial service is being planned for Emma and will be announced.