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Jessie (Bowling) Oates, age 77, passed away July 29, 2017 at her home in Floyd Knobs.
She was born on Nov. 11, 1939 in Manchester, Ky., to Hager and Ida Bowling. On Aug. 24, 1985, Jessie married Jack Oates. The couple celebrated 25 years together.
Jessie was a loan officer and worked in banking for more than 30 years in banks such as Liberty, Bank One, and Chase. As a pastime, she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, but more than anything, Jessie loved spending time with her family. She was also a member of Grace Lutheran Church in New Albany.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Hager and Ida Bowling, and her husband, Jack Oates.
Jessie is survived by her brother, E.C. Bowling, and her five sisters, Mary (Joe) Stone, Betty (Charlie) Sommerville, Susan (Melvin) Strange, Jean (Dennis) Ewing, and Brenda (Ben) Sims, as well as her many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial to follow in Wolfe Cemetery. Visitation will be at Love Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Published on July 31, 2017
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