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Betty Jane Bower

March 1, 2013
The Marietta Times

Betty Jane Bower, 96, of Marietta, passed away at 11:23 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2013) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Nov. 22, 1913, at McKeesport, Pa., a daughter of William and Elizabeth McMillen Carlson. She was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and had taught home economics. Betty Jane was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Marietta Garden Club and AAUW.

On Nov. 18, 1939, she married John Bower, who preceded her in death on April 2, 1996.

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Four daughters survive, Linda Baugh of North Carolina, Sue (Walt) Brothers of Marietta, Anne Klein of New Jersey, Wendy Wilson of Marietta; eight grandchildren, including two locally, Libby Wilson Caster and Emily Brothers; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers; and one sister.

A memorial service will be held on April 20, 2013, at a time and place to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta, Ohio, 45750. McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family and messages of sympathy may be sent at www.lankfordfh.com.

 
 
 

 

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