Christine Bowman, 51, of Longboat Key and formerly of Crown Point, Ind., died Oct. 13. Born May 30, 1958, in Gary, Ind., she graduated from Crown Point High School and Indiana University. She moved to Manatee County in 1981.
Ms. Bowman was owner/operator of Helping Hands Staffing Services for 21 years. She was a member of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church. She battled breast cancer for four-and-a-half years.
Ms. Bowman is survived by her mother, Sophia Davis, of Bradenton; brothers, Edward Davis, of Hebron, Ind., and Donald Davis, of St. Paul, Mo.; and sister, Diane Davis, of Parrish.
A visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, with a vigil service at 7:45 p.m., at Brown & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, 5624 26th St. W., Bradenton. Burial will take place at Calumet Cemetery, in Merrillville, Ind.
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