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Ella Lee Johnson Bowling

1934-2021

Mrs. Ella Lee Johnson Bowling, age 86, of Mansfield, Ohio, formerly of Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away Monday afternoon, January 11, 2021, at Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital in Mansfield, Ohio.

She was born April 26, 1934, in Elliott County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Robert Phillip and Lizzie Holbook Johnson.

Ella was a faithful member of the Providence Freewill Baptist Church in Olive Hill, Kentucky, which she attended until she became ill. She loved the Lord with all her heart and read her Bible faithfully until she was unable too. Ella loved gospel singing, quilting, painting and taking long walks in the woods to stare at all the beauties the Lord had created. She was and avid traveler, she loved to jump in her car and travel across the United States by herself and see all the beauties the Lord had made. Ella was a hard worker who retired from Justices IGA in Grayson, Kentucky. She loved her family, grandchildren, and her great grandchildren. Her heart’s desire was to see her family give their lives to the Lord. Ella left a great testimony to her children before she left she went to sleep in the arms of the Lord, as the song I’ve got a mansion just over the hill top played and the angels came and carried her home.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Bowling and one sister, Hattie Pauline Bear. 

Ella is survived by two sons, Johnny Ray Callihan of Warren, Ohio, and Curtis Wayne Callihan (Susan) of Las Vegas, Nevada; one daughter, Evelyn Dianne Barker of Mansfield, Ohio; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Dixie Stacy of Mansfield, Ohio. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky, with Brother Bobby Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Holbrook Cemetery on Bear Ridge in Elliott County, Kentucky.

Friends may visit from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West Highway US 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, we ask that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing. 

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com.

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