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Nita Mae (Bowlby) Gordon

April 16, 1945 ~ July 10, 2019 (age 74)


Nita Mae Gordon, 74, of North Vernon, IN, formerly of Kokomo, IN, passed away at 6:35 a.m.  Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in North Vernon, IN.  Born April 16, 1945, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, she was the daughter of Kermit and Mary Frances (Wells) Bowlby.

Nita retired on May 31, 1991 from Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo, after working there since 1976. She had previously worked for Pittsburg Plate Glass in Kokomo, and Down on Main Street in Greentown, IN.  She was a member of UAW Local #685, a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Kokomo, IN, and attended Grayford Road Church of God in North Vernon, IN. Nita enjoyed taking care of family and friends, going for walks and hiking, cooking, fishing and nature.

Survivors include her daughters, Kelly (Gary) Harmon of North Vernon, IN, and Kristi (Stacy) Brown of Seymour, IN; brothers, Ward (Lois) Bowlby of Russiaville, IN, and Don (Pat) Beech of Mexico, IN; grandchildren, Kayla (Josh) Brown, Allyssya Staples and Elijah Harmon all of North Vernon, IN, Alanah (Jeremy) McMurphy and Joe Irwin both of Kokomo, IN, and Levi (Naomi) McMurphy of Crothersville, IN, and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Michael Travis Kuntz.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m.  Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at  Honey Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 250 Nashville Street,  Russiaville, IN, with Pastor Jim Stevenson officiating.  Committal of remains will be in the Sharpsville Cemetery in Sharpsville.  Stout & Son Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.  Memorials may be made through the funeral home to American Heart Center in Indianapolis, IN with St. Vincent Hospital. Messages of condolences may be made online at

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Memorial Service
July 16, 2019

2:00 PM
Honey Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Nashville Street, Russiaville

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