Leona Duis Bowen, 101, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 3:00 P.M. March 19, 2017 at her residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. In her past, she was active in church and community work, taught Sunday school, sang in choir, was a substitute organist, a 4-H leader, a Chairman on a cancer drive, and served on the Red Cross Blood Mobile. She organized a senior kitchen band in Salem, Illinois and belonged to the senior chorus. She worked at Electronics, Iroquois Hospital, and Roberts Clinic. Her hobbies included sewing, quilting, gardening, refinishing furniture, and traveling. She was a lifetime member of the Iroquois County Historical Society, a member of Milford Christian Church, and a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Leona was blessed to enjoy her large 100th birthday celebration with her entire family last December and continued to live independently and be active with the church through her 101st birthday.