Jane L. Bowman, 89

DEC. 16, 1921-JULY 14, 2011

July 15, 2011

Jane L. (Miller) Bowman, 89, a resident of the Cottages at Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village, passed from this life Thursday, July 14, 2011, at her home.

Born Dec. 16, 1921, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Thomas O. and Hazel M. (Rohrer) Miller. Her husband, Lewis E. Bowman, preceded her in death in 1971.

Jane attended the Beaver Creek and Boonsboro high schools.

She was employed for more than 30 years as a geriatric nursing assistant at Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village.

Jane was a member of the Beaver Creek Disciples of Christ Christian Church in Beaver Creek, Md., where she was active on many committees.

She is survived by three sisters, V. June Schmidt of Boonsboro, Betty Russo of South Bend, Ind. and Sarah Herrmann of Boonsboro; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jane was preceded in death by two sisters, Berneta Garvin and Aldine Orrison; and three brothers, Orville Miller, Roger Miller and Preston Miller.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2011, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Mark M. Curran will officiate. Final resting place ceremonies will follow at Beaver Creek Cemetery in Beaver Creek.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742; or Beaver Creek Christian Church, 9711 Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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