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Arthritis crippled her hands and feet but she was able to walk and had a very good hand writing....she was 5'6" weight 180 pounds
Bertie was a Charter member of The First Assembly Of God Church in Madisonville, Kentucky. She started with the founding Pastor and his wife, Bro and Sis Shoed, She was the beginners Sunday School Teacher, She was very active in the church until her health stop her.
IN MEMORY OF
IN MEMORY OF
I found this copy of “Assembly Of God Beacon”, November 1944, in some photos that I was going thought that belong to my late sister, she had got Bertie's photos when Bertie passed away..
Bertie was a charter member of the Madisonville Assembly of God Church she attended when they were still in a tent, was very active till her health stop her from attending services on a regular base, but it did not stop her from praying, I found a prayer list that she prayed over daily.
Bertie was a outstanding Sunday School teacher, she had her husband to build a sand box on leg so it was just right for her beginner Sunday School class to gather around as she would take the figures of people in the lesson that she had cut out and pasted to cardboard so they would stand up in the sand..and tell the story..it became real in your mind as she would teach the lesson. She also used flannel grafts, and then she would take a shoe box cut out things that pertain to the lesson and make a setting of the story, she would cover it with tissue paper and cut a peep hole in the end and let each one of the students peep in and see. I am now 68 years of age and I still remember her lessons..she would teach the lesson in such a way as you would not forget...I knew it so well by the age of 4 that I stood in front of the Church and using a flannel graft I told the story of David killing Goliath. She taught me how to pray, I prayed the dismissal prayer for the main Sunday Morning Worship Service at age of 4 or 5. I am sure she plained the seed for the love of God to grow in many a heart.
MADISONVILLE MESSENGER, Madisonville, Kentucky Tuesday September 5, 1989
Bertie Isbell Bowerman, 84, of Hanson St., Madisonville, died at 6 a.m. Monday at Regional Medical Center.
She was born in the Oklahoma Territory Feb 25, 1905, the daughter of the late J.A. Isbell and Nola Ann Williams Isbell. She was a Charter Member of the Assembly of God Church in Madisonville.
She is Survived by her Husband Clifford Jewell ("Blackie" ) Bowerman of Hanson St.,; two sisters Connie Bradley of Elk Cree Trailer Park, Madisonville and Lavonia Downing of Boonville, Ind.; and several Nieces and nephews.
Services will be Wednesday a 2 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Genn Hopgood officiating and by Rev R.M. Davis, Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday until service time at Harris Funeral Home.
1940 United States Federal
**Census 1940 United States Federal Census