Joseph J. “Joe” Bowness, 88, Mound City, Missouri, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017.
He was born April 8, 1929, to James and Leda (Fries) Bowness.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Oswalds Episcopal Church near rural Skidmore, Missouri.
Joe graduated from Bellevue High School in 1947 and graduated from The University of Missouri. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years.
On January 26, 1974, he married Dorilee Tiemeyer. She survives of the home.
He was a lifelong farmer who enjoyed traveling and Navy reunions with friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, James William; and infant sister.
Additional survivors include brother, Phillip Bowness (Joan); nephews, James Bowness (Angie), and Kevin Bowness; niece, Christina Webster (Kevin); and 7 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Farewell Services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at Pettijohn & Crawford Family Funeral Service. Interment was in New Liberty Cemetery, Mound City.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to First Lutheran Church, Rock Port, Missouri or a charity of their choice. Online guest book and obituary at