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Lois M. Bowman, 80, of Jerusalem, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at the Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, West Virginia. She was born in Wadsworth on Feb. 8, 1938, a daughter of the late Earl and Arlene Hall Shelly.

Lois was a retired assistant vice president at the Citizens National Bank, Woodsfield. She was a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Woodsfield, where she enjoyed participating in the musical outreach program visiting local nursing homes. She enjoyed volunteering at S.O.M.A. in Woodsfield and was a performing member of the Statewide Buckeye Bowers (Bowed Psaltery Group). She also enjoyed playing the piano, reading, doing crossword puzzles and watching her backyard birds.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Stickler; two brothers, Leonard Shelly and Earl Shelly Jr.

Surviving are her husband, Donald Bowman, whom she married on July 17, 1977; one daughter, Janice (Jim) Hammond, of Athens, Alabama; two step-sons, David Lee (Maureen) Bowman, of Allen, Texas, Dwight (Connie) Bowman, of Westerville; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends were received Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield.

Friends were then received Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 303 Main St., Woodsfield, until time of funeral services with Pastor Frank Haines officiating.

Burial followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 303 Main St., Woodsfield, OH 43793.

Monroe County Beacon

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