Virginia Bowen, 86, of Eureka Springs, passed from this life Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in Eureka Springs.
She was born in Luxora to Howard E. Bowen Jr. and Natalie Virginia (Nicholson) Bowen.
Miss Bowen graduated from Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, Mississippi, in 1950. Upon her graduation, she taught school on military bases in Europe. After her return to the United States, she took a position with Ivan Allen Company in Atlanta, Georgia, as an interior designer, and started her own design firm, Virginia Bowen Interiors in 1980. Virginia moved her business to Eureka Springs in 1993. She was very active in the community and the Eastside Church of Christ, where she was a member. In her later years discovered a talent for painting.
Survivors include three nephews, Joe Bowen of Germantown, Tennessee, Howard E. Bowen IV of Atlanta, Georgia and Ron Bowen of Jonesboro.
Graveside services will be 1:30 pm Tuesday at Luxora Cemetery with Mr. Ron Bowen officiating. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.