Earl K. Bowman, 80

OCT. 23, 1931-DEC. 25, 2011

December 27, 2011
  • Earl K. Bowman
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Earl Kenneth Bowman, 80, of Hancock, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born Oct. 23, 1931, in Bedford County, Pa., he was the son of the late Earl Dewey and Annie Elizabeth Exline Bowman.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army 1949 to 1952.

He was retired from the Washington County Board of Education.

He was a member of the Webster B. Harrison Post No. 26 American Legion and a member of Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church, both in Hancock.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Phyllis A. (Getic) Bowman; children, Barbara A. Herbert of Hancock, Kenneth L. Bowman and wife, Debbie, of Hancock, and Trudy K. Bowman, Judy L. Mosier and husband, Herbie, all of Hancock; sisters, Ethel Barnhart and Ruth Young; grandchildren, Stanley Swisher, Zacharia Bowman, Bethany Bowman-Stansberry and Seth Bowman; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by grandson, Herbie Mosier III; sister, Anna Mae Wade; and brother, Elmer Bowman.

A service will be held Thursday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. The Rev. Philip Unger will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Presbyterian Cemetery, Hancock.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. For convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open from 3 to 8 p.m.

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