Obituary: Leona Lucinda “Cindy” Bowers

October 27, 1955 – November 3, 2019

Leona Lucinda “Cindy” Bowers, 64, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born October 27, 1955, in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Labon Kern Jr. and Mary (Taylor) Kern.

Cindy worked at Garden Villa in environmental services for 29 years. She also had worked for L&M Oil Company as well as Shelby Trucking.

She loved fishing, riding four-wheelers, dancing and spending time with her family. She was also a member of the Senior Citizen Center in Mitchell.

Surviving her are two daughters, Jessica French of Bedford, Lori (Jerry) Pierce of Mitchell; mother, Mary Kern of Mitchell; grandchildren, Michael French, Austin French, Heather Canada, Dalton Strunk; great-grandchildren, Haisley French, Haysen French, Jupiter French, Hennalee French due in December; two brothers, Joe (Melissa) Kern, Michael (Kim) Kern; two sisters, Lynn (Rick) Mosier, Amanda (Jimmy) Gross; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cindy was preceded in death by her father, one brother, Kelly Kern, and one sister Debbie Miller.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Cecelia Magill and Rick Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the funeral chapel.

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