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Bessie Chowning of Shelbyville (right) with her brother, Nelson Jones, celebrated her 90th birthday with a picnic in Owen County on the farm where she grew up. The photo is at the front gate of the farm. Family and friends from three states came to honor her. She has three children, Wanda Bailey, Nancy Metts, Mike Chowning; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.