A funeral service celebrating the life of Emma Jane Bowen, age 90, of Glenford, was held March 13, 2017, at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service with Pastor Tim Phillips officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery.
Emma was born December 11, 1926 in Zanesville, to the late Alonzo and Eva (Pierce) Bruce. She passed away March 9, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Emma was a homemaker and a wonderful wife and mother. She enjoyed shopping, especially at Walmart, and playing scratch off lottery tickets.
She will be greatly missed by her 10 children, Raymond Writesel of Henderson, NC, Bill (Connie) Writesel of Thornville, Eva Petrey of Hebron, Emma Jane “Janie” (Leo) Dinardo of Columbus, Fred (Nancy) Bowen of Glenford, Martha (Danny) Price of Columbus, Mary (Mike) Dunkle of Pataskala, Linda Crawford (Ray Gamez) of Buckeye Lake, Susie Dunkle and Charlie Bowen, both of Newark; 38 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and her little dog, Angel.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence “Duke” Writesel and Fred Bowen; brother and sister-in-law, Chuck (Betty) Bruce; daughters-in-law, Becky Writesel, Mary Ann Writesel and Tina Giffen; and son-in-law, Gene Petrey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.
Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service is honored to care for Emma and her family.