Born December 24, 1939, Oberlin, Louisiana
Died September 19, 2020, Lawrence, Kansas
Wanda H. Bowman passed away in her home of two years in Lawrence, Kansas, but not before having as many adventures and extending as much generosity to her friends and family as she could fit in between chemo and radiation treatments.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kermit Bowman, her daughter, Kodua Michelle Galieti, her adoptive parents of John and Elsie Hooter, her mother Lily Claiborne, and her father Oscar “Red” Goodrum.
Celebrating her memory are daughters, Renee Bennett, Los Angeles, California, Sheri Bennett, Lecompte, Louisiana, Andrea Babin, Lawrence, Kansas her son-in-laws Jeff Galieti, Elkton, Oregon, A.J. Babin, Lawrence, Kansas, her four grandchildren: Bennett Miller (Natalie Bosmans-Miller), Los Angeles, Victoria Perdue (Randy Perdue), Lawrence KS, Brock Miller (Lenice Centanni), Los Angeles, CA, and Nate Babin, Lawrence KS, three great grandchildren: Olivia Perdue, Benjamin Perdue, Miles Miller, her brother, David Hooter (Terry Hooter), Cheneyville, Louisiana, and many
recently happily discovered biological maternal and paternal family members.
She lived most of her adult life in Lecompte, Louisiana and to many she was known as Miss Wanda and Mama Wanda.
She was known for her generous spirit and making friends everywhere she went. With that in mind, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of these organizations that were dear to her heart:
There will be a private family service and a remembering celebration in Central Louisiana at a later date.