Ina Mildred (Coleman) Bowman, 88, was called home to her heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 26, 2020.
Ina was born October 31, 1931 in Casey County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of James and Mattie (Murray) Coleman. She worked for Western Electric in Indianapolis, Indiana for 34 years. Later in life, she was employed with The Charity Gaming Division of the Indiana Department of Revenue.
Ina was an American country musician. In the 1940’s-1950’s, she played opening acts for Little Jimmy Dickens, Jimmie Skinner, Bill Monroe, Hawkshaw Hawkins, and other country music singers and songwriters. Most of all, she enjoyed playing guitar and singing with her family at home, at reunions, and at church services.
Ina is preceded in death by her parents, James & Mattie (Murray) Coleman; sister, Elizabeth Stewart; brothers, Lester Coleman, Garland Coleman, & James Edward Coleman; and daughter, Robyn Stearns.
She is survived by her sister, Bessie Yerich; son, Gregory Bowman; grandson, Jason Kimberlin; grand-daughters, Lindsay Bowman, Abigail Bowman, & Jamey Weir; 9 great-grandchildren & several nieces and nephews.
A family memorial gathering will be held at a later date with burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Johnson County, Indiana.
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