Obituary – Pellow, Claire Elizabeth (Bowles)

Class of 1925

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Claire Elizabeth (Bowles) Pellow

October 22, 1908 – January 22, 1997

Former Perry resident Claire Eliza­beth Pellow, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at Castle Rock, CO. Burial of cremains will be in Grace Hill cemetery at Perry under direction of Parker Funeral home.

Mrs. Pellow was the daughter of Judge William Bowles and his wife, the former Clara Schrader. She was born in Perry on Oct. 22,1908. She was a graduate of Lindenwood college in St. Charles, MO.

While a Perry resident, she sang in the First Presbyterian church choir. She sang in a trio with Jimmy Dorsey and Wayne King. She also sang with the St. Louis Opera.

Mrs. Pellow was a retired social worker who resided in Parker, CO, and formerly lived in Tulsa.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Sara and Frank Novachek, Parker, CO, and Nancy Ann Drake, Tulsa; and a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and David Maughan, Minnetonka, MN.

Mrs Pellow’s brother, the late Edward Bowles, was a Perry postmaster.