Wilma Mae (Smahel) Bowersox, 93, of Swisher, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Higley Mansion Care Center in Cedar Rapids. Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 15, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Services were held Monday, Feb. 16, at Brosh Chapel, with burial following in the Shueyville Cemetery.
Wilma was born July 11, 1915, in Johnson County, the daughter of Emil and Libbie (Becicka) Smahel. She graduated from Shueyville High School. She married Robert Bowersox in Cedar Rapids on Oct. 14, 1939.