Bowline, Nelva Hazel, 83 of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at her daughters home in Dewey, Oklahoma surrounded by family. Nelva was born on September 1, 1934 in Collinsville, Oklahoma to Bill and Eva York. She graduated from Collinsville High School in 1952 and attended Draun Business School in Tulsa. She married Dwain Bowline in 1953 and was married for 17 years. She began working at Vern Tag Agency in 1970 and worked there until 2017 when she retired. She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church for over 60 years and served as a children’s Sunday school teacher until her death. Nelva loved spending time with family and friends especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved sitting outside watching the birds and butterflies and loved growing flowers and telling stories of her past. Nelva is survived by her children: Dwain Bowline of Bristow, Oklahoma, Donald Bowline of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Donna Almy (Bruce) of Dewey, Oklahoma and an adopted son Michael Bowline of Glenpool, Oklahoma. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Stephanie Carlovich (John) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Chase Almy of Plano, Texas and Kelsey Goff (James) of Dewey, Oklahoma. In addition she is survived by three great-grandchildren: Jake Carlovich, Connor Carlovich and Emily Lynn Rhodes Almy, also a sister Nadene Smith (Don) and several nieces. nephews, and cousins. Nelva is preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Neil and Nelson York and sisters: Norma Braford and Nila York.
Services will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Glenwood Baptist Church (5400 Charles Pag Blvd, Tulsa, OK) Officiated by Reverend Clayton Greggs and Reverend Bruce Almy. Pallbearers are her sons and grandsons. Visitation will be held Monday March 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Glenwood Baptist Church. Interment will be at Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Collinsville, Oklahoma under the direction of Butler-Stumpff Funeral Home