Ellen P. Bowlin, 77, El Dorado, passed away on April 6, 2014

Ellen Patricia Bowlin, 77, of El Dorado, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Wichita.   
A memorial service will not be held as this time.
Ellen was born on Feb. 26, 1937 in Sidell, Ill., the daughter of Clarence and Edna (Brown) Maring. She was a dietician at a hospital in Riverside, Calif. for 27 years.  Ellen enjoyed gardening, needle work as well as many other crafts.
She is survived by: sons, John (Patricia) Bowlin, Ron (Teri) Bowlin all of El Dorado; daughter, Ellen (Steve) Brunkhorst of Riverside, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; brothers, Chuck (Marie) Maring of Sidell, Ill., Arthur (Bonnie) Maring of Mohomet, Ill., Kenny and Paul Maring of Danville, Ill., Chester (Marilyn) of Osceolo, Ill., Bobby Dean (Connie) Maring of Catlin, Ill.; sisters, Helen (Harry) Wilson of Paxton, Ill., Rosalie Carte of Manteno, Ill, Mable (Jim) Herbert, Shirley Whaley, all of Sidell, Ill., Connie (Swen) Anderson of Moneta, Va., Judy (Stanley) Reed of Mason City, Ill., Peggy (Walley) Miller of Allerton, Ill., and Alice Faye (David) Lame of Rolla, Mo.,
 She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Cynthia Bowlin ; two additional sisters and six brothers.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Carlson Funeral Home to help defray funeral costs.