Phyllis M. Bowne, 83, of Mendota died Aug. 17, 2012, in Mendota Lutheran Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota, with the Rev. Michael Morrell officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery, Mendota. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. She was born June 10, 1929, in Mendota to Charles and Marie (Kittle) Parsons. She married Thomas Bowne on Nov. 12, 1948, in Yuma, Ariz. Mrs. Bowne graduated from Mendota High School in 1947 and attended Illinois State University, where she played softball. She is survived by her husband, Thomas of Mendota; two sons, John (Sheryl) Bowne of Mendota and David Bowne of Arizona; daughter in-law Sharoldine Bowne of Normal; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Steve in 2008; one brother and one sister. Memorials may be directed to the COPD Association.