Herschel Ray Bowen, 78, of Leavenworth, passed away December 13, 2012 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15 at Charter Funerals/Sunset Chapel, 16731 Springdale Road. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Herschel was born May 24, 1934 to Charles and Hazel Bowen in Willow Springs, MO. He married Nora Elizabeth Hatton in St. Joseph, MO on February 21, 1956. She preceded him in death on December 10, 2012. Herschel retired from Certain-Teed Fiberglass in 2000 after 44 years of service. He is preceded in death by two brothers Homer and George Bowen; and a great granddaughter Tess Harrison. Herschel is survived by his children, Darrell (Goldie) Bowen and their son, Jason; Allen (Laveta) Bowen and their children Richy, Tim and Lisa; James (Linda) Bowen; Edward (Dorrie) Bowen and their children Kelly and Shelly; Elizabeth (Nick) Prather and their children Angel, Paige and Chase; and 12 great grand children (plus one on the way.) He is also survived by brothers Donald, Ralph, Dennis and Lynn Bowen; two sisters Joyce Overton and Linda Harris. Herschel enjoyed fishing, camping, slot machines and family, especially his grandchildren. Please accompany the family for a celebration of life at New Hope Assembly of God, 511 Delaware, Leavenworth, KS, immediately following the services. Online condolences may be made at www.charterfunerals.com. Arrangements: Charter Funerals, (913) 682-5400.