Mary M. Bow
Mary M. Bow
  • January 26, 1920 - April 1, 2015
  • Kaufman, Texas

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Mrs. Mary Stroman Bow, longtime resident of Kaufman, passed away April 1, 2015 to join her Savior in Heaven. She was born Jan. 26, 1920 in the Blackjack Community, Tx where she grew up until moving to Kaufman. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arthur Bow, three daughters: Roberta, Hazel and Naomi and granddaughter, Lisa Yates and all of her siblings except one sister.

Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. After her husband, Arthur, passed in 1967, Mary finished raising her children and made sure that each one had love and kindness. She set a wonderful example to her family by being a strong and steadfast servant to others in imitation of Jesus. She was a charter member and original builder of First Assembly of God in Kaufman where she was active in so many aspects of church life. Mary served in whatever capacity was needed starting with cleaning as well as teaching Sunday School, Womens Missions (WMC), welcoming others and her love of ALL children enabled her to spend many wonderful hours with the young children in the church nursery too. She loved quiet time reading her Bible with her prayer list (the shortest of which was only ten pages!) and Mary was a strong and faithful prayer warrior for her children, her friends and others who never knew she was in constant prayer and intercession for. When Mary opened her eyes in Heaven, she surely heard our Lord say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant” and she leaves a wonderful example for her family to follow.

Mary is survived by her children: Betty Zajic and husband, Henry, of Red River, NM, Mae Busby of Mabank, TX, John Bow and wife, Jeanne, of Scurry, Phillip Bow and wife Candace of Seven Points, Wayne Bow of Kaufman, Rebecca Gomez of Arlington; 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren; last sibling: Panzy Stephens as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and a host of friends who loved her dearly.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Anderson-Clayton Bros Chapel with interment to follow at Kaufman Cemetery where she will be laid to rest by her beloved husband, Arthur. The family will receive friends 6-8pm, Friday, April 3, at the funeral home.

In celebration of Mary's faithfulness to her church and her Lord, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the First Assembly of God Church of Kaufman, 3401 S. Houston Rd. Kaufman, 75142 or at