Funeral Services, celebrating the life of Eleanor Louise “Granny” Bowman, 98, of Hebron, were held January 25, 2018, in the Hebron New Life United Methodist Church with Pastor Brian Harkness as celebrant. Inurnment will follow at a later date in Castleview Memorial Park, New Castle, Pennsylvania.
Eleanor passed peacefully on January 18, 2018, with her family at her side. She was born August 30, 1919 in New Castle, PA, the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Roth) Wester. She worked with her husband for many years in the Bowman Motor Freight Company, and at the age of 38, started college at the Ohio State University, eventually earning a Master’s degree in education. She taught school in the Lakewood Local School District, retiring in 1986.
She enjoyed a great number of activities including contract bridge, word finds, crossword puzzles, and card games. She was a golfer, and avid sports fan, loving the Cincinnati Reds and the Ohio State Buckeyes. She was an active member of Hebron New Life United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her loving family: children, Joseph Bowman III (Jacqueline) and Susan (Donald) Kundrat; grandchildren, Joseph Bowman IV, Jon (Pam) Bowman and Amy (John) Needham; great grandchildren, Joseph Bowman V (Caitlin Coon), Jac Bowman, Gwendolyn Bowman (Nate Carpenter), Quincy Bowman (Nate Conway), Madelyn, Elizabeth and Evan Bowman, Grace and Katherine Needham; and her two great-great grandchildren, Joseph Bowman VI and Eleanor Rose Bowman.
In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Bowman II in 1989; an infant son; her two sisters; and one brother.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be directed to Hebron New Life United Methodist Church building fund.
Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Bowman family.