A graveside service celebrating the life of Marilyn Rose (Ruppersburg) Bowers, age 84, of Millersport, was held November 8, 2017, at Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Lancaster, with Richard Hoskinson as Celebrant.
Marilyn was born April 8, 1933 in Clintonville, Ohio to the late Homer Delno and Mary Evelyn (Rehl) Ruppersburg. She passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio).
Marilyn was a 1951 graduate of Millersport High School. She and her husband lived in Millersport where they raised their family. Marilyn retired from Walnut Township and Pickerington Schools where she had worked in the cafeteria and as a custodian. Marilyn was a strong, independent woman who cherished her family, friends and neighbors. She was a very accomplished gardener and quilter and was known to always have a smile on her face and had a wonderful spirit.
She is survived by her loving children, Robert “Bob” (Jackie) Bowers, Sherry (Bob) Farrow and Kimberly Steinwender; four grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Paul Bowers, who died on July 2, 1987.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058 or to the Central Ohio ALS Association, 1170 Old Henderson Road, Suite 221, Columbus, OH 43220.
Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to care for Marilyn and the Bowers family.