Obituary for Betty Rice Bowen (McClain)
Betty McClain Rice Bowen, 82 of Springdale, Arkansas, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. She was born December 31, 1934 in Knoxville, Tennessee to L.B. and Lena Browning McClain.
She attended Cross Church in Springdale where she sang in the choir for over 30 years. She enjoyed volunteer work at church and local nursing homes. She was an avid Lady Razorback and Lady Vols fan.
Her faith, family and friends were her joy. She was always encouraging and supportive, and her loyalty to her family and friends never failed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband of 45 years, Wayne Rice and her second husband of 7 years, Sam Bowen; one daughter, Jenny Roller; two sisters, Barbara “Bobbie” Evans and Deloris McClain.
Survivors include two daughters, Deloris Hudson and husband James of Fayetteville and Sheri Griffith and husband Tom of Lowell; three sisters, Wilda Barker and husband David of Powell, Tennessee, Carolyn Holson and husband Robert of Siloam Springs and Judy Iturbe and husband Wayne of Powell, Tennessee; one granddaughter,, Stephanie Petree and husband Patrick of Farmington; two great grandchildren, Addison and Hudson Petree and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale with Charlie Foster officiating. Funeral services and interment in Tennessee will be Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with a period of visitation to begin at 10:00 a.m. at Woodhaven Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens of Powell, TN with Glenn Gamble officiating. Memorials may be made to Senior Adult Ministry, Cross Church, 1709 Johnson Road, Springdale, Arkansas 72764. Sisco and Woodhaven are honored to serve the Rice Bowen family.