April 21, 1952 ~ January 22, 2021

Born in: Wayne County, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Loretta Bowles, age 68, of Glasgow, died Friday, January 22, 2021 at TJ Samson Community Hospital. She was born on April 21, 1952 in Wayne County, KY to the late Elza Bertram and the late Flonnie (Stinson) Bertram. She was retired from RR Donnelly and a member of Browders Chapel Church. She was married to the late Andrew Bowles.

She is survived by one son, Ernie Bowles (Jean) of Smiths Grove; three grandchildren, Andy Bowles (Annye) of Harvest, Alabama, Julie Bowles of Bowling Green, and Liz Bowles of Smiths Grove; two sisters, Sandi Fender and Penny Adwell (Buster) both of Portland, TN; dear friend, Elizabeth Cary; three sisters in law, Phyllis Stephenson of Glasgow, Ella Kinslow of Glasgow, and Ellen Bertram of Park City; she is also survived by her dog Max as well as several nieces, nephew and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Bill Bertram, Charlie Bertram, and David Bertram; two sisters, Debbie Howard and Melissa Scott.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, January 26th at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday and Tuesday morning until time for the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Browders Chapel Church, 3425 New Bowling Green Rd. Glasgow, KY 42141

A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted in the care of Ms Bowles.


Visitation: January 25, 2021 5:00 pm - January 25, 2021 8:00 pm

A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home
201 East Washington St.
Glasgow, KY 42141


Service: January 26, 2021 1:00 am

A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home
201 East Washington St.
Glasgow, KY 42141


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  1. I considered Loretta family. She is reunited with Andrew and I am sure that was a wonderful thing. She is home now. I am so sorry that you have lost her. She will be missed.

  2. l loved Loretta she worked with daddy at Donnelly’s and she stayed with Miss Carey at the nursing Home I worked at we got close to each other and she would bring everyone coffee and brought me Chocolate milk because she New I didn’t like coffee. She was a sweet person and she is going. To be missed by many and by me. Love ya girl and will miss ya.

  3. Loved this sweet lady. Sooo sorry for the worlds loss. See ya when I get there Ms Loretta. Please tell my daddy I love him and miss him something horrible.

  4. I got to know her through her care of Elizabeth at NHC.She was a very special person and will be missed so much.

  5. I am going to miss this lovely lady, my Aunt Loretta. I know the rest of the family that has gone on before her are waiting at Heaven’s Gate to help usher her in. I know I will see her again and the family celebration of reunion will be grand. She will be missed, but we will see her again. God Bless your family Ernie, Jean and Kids in your time of loss and know that she is happy to be with Uncle Andrew again, and all the family now. Love and Prayers, Gwen P.

  6. So sorry for your loss. Loretta was a beautiful lady with a big heart and will be missed. We will all meet again. Love ya, your cousin Chrissy

  7. Such a wonderful person & a wonderful friend. Her laugh would always make you smile. She will be greatly missed.

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