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Carolyn Pauline Bowling

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

28 Harding Avenue, Jackson, OH 45640

(p) 740-286-2010

(f) 740-286-5640



Carolyn Pauline Bowling, 78, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Tuesday March 22,2022, with family by her side. She was born to the late Wetzel and Fannie Kitchen, October 3, 1943, in Stirrat, West Virginia. Carolyn graduated from Logan High School in 1961 where she met William Bowling who became her devoted husband for more than 60 years. During that time, they lived in West Virginia and Kentucky before relocating to Jackson, Ohio in 1995 when they took ownership of Giovanni’s of Jackson for 16 years.

Carolyn was a loving mother to two daughters: Paige Bowling Heriges (Mark) of Lebanon, Tenessee and Penny Hardison (Bob) of Island, Kentucky. She was a cherished grandmother to four grandchildren: Erika Vastola (Stephen), Bryce Hayes, Shelby Chambers (Miles) and Tanner Hayes. She was dear great-grandmother to three beautiful boys: Donavan, Nolan and Harrison. She was a beloved sister to Janice Whitman, of Cross Lanes, West Virginia, Mark Kitchen (Jackie) of Carmi, Illinois, and the late, Louise Muncy (Roger) of Man, West Virginia. Carolyn worked as a nurse for 20 years at Trover Clinic in Madisonville, Kentucky. She loved her job and met many lifelong friends during her employment. In her early years she was an excellent bowler and once held a Kentucky state title. She loved her family and friends, shoes, jewelry, fried chicken, and trips to the casino. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts! There will be no services per Carolyn’s request. Instead, we encourage friends and family to spend time with their loved ones in honor of her. Condolences may be expressed at

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