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Obituary for Virginia Mae Garvey (Bowlin)

Mrs. Virginia Mae (Bowlin) Garvey, age 87, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on November 15, 1931, in Deputy, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late, Addis Glenmore and Georgia Marie (Ely) Bowlin. She was raised in Deputy, Indiana, where she attended high school. Virginia was united in marriage on December 26, 1948, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to the late, James H. "Jim" Garvey. This union was blessed with six children. Virginia and Jim shared nearly 47 years of marriage together until he passed away on February 15, 1995. Virginia formerly co-owned and co-operated with her husband, Hinkle's in Madison, Indiana, until 1979 for 34 years. Since 1982, Virginia co-owned and co-operated with her husband, AJ's Diner in Vevay, Indiana, for 36 years. She resided in Madison, Indiana and later moved to the Vevay community in 1980 where she resided until her passing. Virginia enjoyed attending concerts at Belterra Casino & Resort and Little Nashville. She also enjoyed racing stock cars with her husband, reading and working at her diner, but most of all, Virginia enjoyed spending time with her family. Virginia passed away at 10:37 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at the Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Virginia will be missed by her sons, Stephen Anthony Garvey of Hanover, IN, James Lee Garvey of Hanover, IN, Roger Dale Garvey of Vevay, IN and Jeffrey Glen Garvey of Erlanger, KY; her daughter, Wendy Christine Kessler of Madison, IN; her 15-grandchildren; her 26-great-grandchildren; her 6-great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Lola Silva of Bonita Springs, FL, Nadine Kelso of Harko, IL and Sandra Moon of Vincennes, IN; her brothers, Norman Bowlin of Ekron, KY, Bob Bowlin of Louisville, KY, Ronnie Bowlin of Oaktown, IN and Kenny Bowlin of Vincennes, IN and her numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Addis Glenmore Bowlin, died August 11, 1976 and Georgia Marie (Ely) Bowlin, died May 5, 1976; her husband, James H. "Jim" Garvey, died February 15, 1995; her daughter, Dinah Lynn "Fizzle" Courter, died November 8, 2003; her granddaughter, Shawnta Marie Wynn, died March 21, 2007; her sisters, Barbara Sue Morrison, died March 22, 1991, Anna Belle Neff, died November 6, 1997, Judy L. Ellis, died April 4, 2009 and Wilma Jean Dillingham, died June 20, 2012 and her brothers, Charles Bowlin, died March 16, 2001, William Dale Bowlin, died September 9, 2018 and Donald P. Bowlin, died November 30, 2018.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 4, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.

Friends may call 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Sunday, August 4, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Memorial contributions may be made to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at