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Mr. Kenneth Eugene Bowers Sr., 65

April 20, 2010
  • Kenneth Eugene Bowers Sr., 65
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JULY 17, 1944-APRIL 17, 2010

JEFFERSON, Md. - Mr. Kenneth Eugene Bowers Sr., 65, of Jefferson, died Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dianne (Kinna) Bowers.

Born July 17, 1944, in Frederick, he was the son of the late Glenn F. Bowers Jr. and Helen L. (Smith) Bowers.

Mr. Bowers was a lifelong and very active member of Petersville Lutheran Chapel and served on the church council.

An accomplished welder, he was the proprietor of Bowers Welding of Jefferson, a trade handed down to him from his father.

He was a veteran of the Army National Guard of Maryland, having served six years.

He enjoyed NASCAR races and the Washington Redskins.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Kenneth E. Bowers Jr. and wife, Mary Lou, of Boonsboro, and Kelly G. Bowers and wife, Robin, of Jefferson; four grandchildren, Gabrielle, Schuyler, Aidan and Lander Bowers; two sisters, Barbara Wenschhof and Patsy Eavey; a sister-in-law, Joyce Shelmet; nephew, Matthew Eavey; niece, Jessica Shelmet; and other family members, Amber Phillips, Kyle James Sr. and Kyle James Jr.

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Family will receive friends at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, on Wednesday, April 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Muriel R. Heichler officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Petersville Lutheran Chapel, c/o Linda Morris, 4232 Gene Hemp Road, Jefferson, MD 21755.

Online condolences to the family may be expressed at http://www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

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