Sharon Hagan Bowman Chanley

sharon hagan bowman chanley

October 7, 1945 ~ February 27, 2024

Born in: Washington, D.C.
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Sharon Hagan Bowman Chanley, 78, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away February 27, 2024 at Owensboro Medical Health System. She was born October 7, 1945 in Washington D.C. to the late Joseph Richard Hagan and Fladge Theresa Birkhead Hagan.

Sharon was a homemaker, a member of The Father’s House formally known as Good Shepherd Church for 48 years, Tuesday Morning Prayer and Worship Group for fifty-plus years, Republican National Committee, Republican Precinct Captain; and a lobbyist for Israel Support. She was a people person who enjoyed praying, keeping up with her grandkids, and spending time with her friends and family.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Joey Hagan, and sister, Linda Hagan Alford.

Surviving include her husband, Jesse Chanley, children, Jennifer (Chris) Rone, Howard “Wilson” Bowman, Thomas Neil Bowman, Jarred Michael (Melissa) Bowman, Richard Scott (Chelsea Yewell) Bowman; step-children, Jody Hedrick, Tracy Pennington, Kristy Hall, Jasen (Carrie) Chanley; grandchildren, Hannah Rone (Ronald) Abreu, Landon (Haley) Rone, Caylene Newton, Lauren Evans, Ellissa Evans, Sierra Howard, Natalie Leibfreid, Rachel “Forrest” Bowman, Noah Bowman, Harrison Bowman, Addison Bowman, Brooklyn Bowman (Jared) Cole, Luc Bowman, Emily Bowman, Jayden Chanley, Kaleigh Hempfling, and numerous step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews; and one sister, Joyce Haun.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at The Father’s House/ Good Shepherd Church with burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, March 1, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home and Crematory and again on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at The Father’s House/ Good Shepherd Church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of charitable donations made payable to The Father’s House, 3031 Bittel Road, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Chanley. Leave your messages of condolence for the family of Sharon Hagan Bowman Chanley and sign her virtual guestbook at


Visitation: March 1, 2024 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: March 2, 2024 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Good Shepherd Church
3031 Bittel Road
Owensboro, KY 42301

Funeral Service: March 2, 2024 1:00 pm

Good Shepherd Church
3031 Bittel Road
Owensboro, KY 42301

Burial Service: March 2, 2024 2:00 pm

Resurrection Cemetery
5404 Leitchfield Road
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. What a wonderful and joyous woman! I attended church with her and was graciously invited to her prayer meeting. Such a sweet lady who truly cared for each person she came in contact with. I know she will be deeply missed but hundreds of people!

  2. Sharon was a beautiful soul both inside and out. She was always there across the street from my Grannies house, never aging, always offering a prayer and kind words. Today my heart and prayers are with the family. God got a new angel.

  3. Sharon was beautiful inside and out and loved her Lord and Savior. She shared Jesus with all she met. I was her neighbor growing up and she gave me my first job babysitting Jenny and the boys. I know you will miss your momma so much but we can see her again if we know Jesus as our savior. So thankful and blessed to have known Sharon.

  4. Sharon was a frequent shopper at Anderson’s department store in the 80’s,
    where I was employed.
    She was always a pleasure to to help…
    A beautiful lady with a wonderful personality.
    Deepest condolences to all who loved her .

  5. Wilson, Jeni, Neil, Jarrod and Rick,

    Coy and I are praying for all of you and your families. I know you’re hurting but have peace knowing Sharon is dancing in Heaven. We send lots of love, hugs and prayers for all of you plus our deepest sympathies.
    God has a new angel!

  6. To Jessie,
    Please accept our deepest condolences. Days, months and years ahead will be rough but through Gods tender grace, we all survive. Grateful for all our wonderful memories. Be strong.

  7. Sharon was an involved member of CUFI (Christians united for Israel.) Except for last year when she had Covid, she attended the yearly event in Washington, DC and spoke to her senators and representatives in DC on behalf of Israel. Our bus trips were glorious as we sang worship songs, prayed for our families, country and Israel! She was loving, friendly, well informed and a joy to be with! We, who traveled with her, loved her and were grateful to be with her!
    I send love and prayers to all of her family! Ellen Swigart and also on behalf of Ammy, Dr. Joy, Dena, Raymond, and many other CUFI travelers. P.S. I have a couple of photos I could email but wasn’t able to copy and paste here.

  8. Such a sweet and loving soul!! Her life was filled with love.. love for her family.. and all of God’s children. I know she will be missed here, BUT.. there is joy and happiness on the other side! And in the blink of an eye her loved ones here will join her. May God bless and keep all in her family.. and ask not “Why has she died.. BUT (I am sure) Sharon would have you ask.. “Where is she.. and how can I be there with her?” She loved Jesus and wanted everyone she met to know His love.. just as she did!!

  9. What a shock this was to me. I just saw Sharon about three weeks ago at the store. As usual, she invited me to the Tuesday morning prayer meeting. Such a sweet soul. She was always full of smiles and loved the Lord, and all she knew. I will always cherish her love and support towards me especially during my early years here in the United States.
    Till we meet again, Sharon!
    May the Lord strengthen you through this time of your loss!

  10. To Sharon’s family: Her OCHS classmates are remembering Sharon and are
    very saddened to hear of her passing; may she rest in Eternal Peace
    with the Perpetual Light shining upon her.

    Classmates, OCHS . . . (1963).

  11. Sharon was always such a bright light and a joy to see. She was a beautiful, loving, sweet lady. I definitely will miss her sweet, kind spirit.
    I look forward to seeing you again Sharon ❤️
    My thoughts and prayers to those family and friends that she left behind.

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