Shelley Ann Gowen

February 12, 1982 ~ February 18, 2023

Shelley Gowen, 41, of Bonne Terre passed away surrounded by her family Saturday, February 18, 2023, at her residence. She was born February 12, 1982, in Gallatin, Montana to Vernon A. Gowen and Linda K. Jarvis. Shelley enjoyed writing and being an LPN, and spending time with her family.

Shelley is survived by her loving children, Austin Stevens (Cassie), Breyanna Counts (Clayton), Calvin Gowen and Abigail Gowen. Grandchildren Brantley, Aspen, Eleanor, Addison, Elena, Kohen, as well as siblings Vernon Lee Gowen (Mary), Jason Gowen, James Jarvis (Krystal), Misty Gowen, Crystal Mercer (Jason) and Joe DeClue, Donna Nelson; grandparents, Nora E. Jarvis and C.D. Jarvis (Pat) and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 24, 2023, from 12:00 PM until service time of 1:00 PM. at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Bonne Terre with Pastor Fred Wells officiating. Interment will follow at St. Francois Memorial Park Cemetery in Bonne Terre. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to C.Z. Boyer to assist in funeral expenses.


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  1. Abby and Kohen, please accept our sincere condolences during this difficult time.  We are thinking of you and praying for you and your entire  family. 🙏💕

  2. Come to me, all who labor and are heavily laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. – Matthew 11:28-30

    “Father in heaven, my dear sister and family is heavy laden with grief. The sadness we feel at a loved one’s death is an incredible weight, and the grieving process is just plain hard.

    Shelley, you will be greatly missed and we all love you very much. 

    Aunt Beverly and Uncle Frederick Ellis

  3. Shelley was a graduate of our nursing program at MAC. She always came to class & clinical with a smile. She was eager to learn, kind to her patients, and a compassionate caregiver. You can be very proud of your Mom and grandmother! She’s gone way too soon… 

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