Emily (Bowman) Icenhour

August 7, 1940 ~ July 29, 2022 (age 81)


            Emily Bowman Icenhour, age 81, of Taylorsville, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022 at Catawba Valley Assisted Living at Rock Barn.

            Emily was born August 7, 1940 in Alexander County, the daughter of the late Tollie L. Bowman and Sarah Vivian Stafford Bowman.

            She was a first-grade teacher at St. Stephens Elementary School from August 15, 1962 until January 31, 2016 for 53 ½ years. She was a member of Friendship Lutheran Church, where she was a life long member and active in the choir and Sunday school. She attended Wittenburg Elementary, Taylorsville High School and graduated from Lenoir Rhyne College with an undergraduate and graduate degrees. She was a Representative for NC Association of Educators.

            Including her parents, she was preceded in death by: her brother, Leonard L. Bowman in 2007.

            Those left to cherish and honor her memories include: her husband, Carrel J. Icenhour and a number of other family members and friends.

            A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Friendship Lutheran Church. Pastor Gary Haddock will officiate.

            Mrs. Icenhour will lie-in-state from 9 a.m. until Noon, Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Adams Funeral Home. 

            Memorials may be made to: Friendship Lutheran Church Building & Improvements Fund or St. Stephens Elementary School Media Specialist, 684 30th Street NE., Conover, NC 28613.

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            Adams Funeral Home and cremation services are honored to be serving the family of Emily Bowman Icenhour

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August 4, 2022

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Adams Funeral Homes
307 Main Avenue Drive
Taylorsville, NC 28681

Graveside Service
August 4, 2022

3:00 PM
Friendship Lutheran Church
5300 Church Road
Taylorsville, North Carolina 28681

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