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Obituary of Phyllis B. Bowen
Phyllis Bowen, 83, of Leeper, passed away Wednesday January 5, 2011 at her home. Born September 4, 1927 in Snydersburg, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Elva Schmader Snyder. She married David Bowen on February 1, 1948 and he survives. Phyllis was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Farmington Township Fire Department. She loved playing cards with her family, friends and "The Wednesday Card Club". She also enjoyed playing bingo. She was a homemaker who enjoyed picnics with family and friends on the farm. Phyllis enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Phyllis is survived by five children: Larry Bowen and his wife, Cindy of Tylersburg, Margaret "Peg" Hummel and her husband, Raymond of Lucinda, Richard "Dick" Bowen and his wife, JoAnn of Leeper, Steven Bowen and his wife, Anna "Toots" of Tionesta and Michael Bowen of Leeper. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Christopher "Chris" Bowen, Lori Bowen, Raymond "Tucker" Hummel, Tonya Hummel Meier, Jennifer Bowen, Heidi Bowen Smith, Elijah Bowen, Tabitha Bowen and Mikayla Bowen. Surviving are 10 great great grandchildren: Eric Goodman, Tyler Goodman, Amanda Hummel, Uri Hummel, Mercy Hummel, Corey Rainey, Isaac Bowen, Isabella Bowen, Xavier Smith and Oliver Smith. She is also survived by two brothers, Kenneth Snyder and his wife, Ann of Snydersburg, John "Jack" Snyder and his wife, Willavine "Whoopie" of Snydersburg and four sisters, Anastasia Osterried and her husband, Ed of Oil City, Norma Jean Heinrich of Clarion, Margaret "Peg" Bauer of Crown and Lois Scott of Marienville. In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by a grandson, Richard "Ricky" Bowen, a great granddaughter, Storm Hummel and five brothers, Gerald "Pete" Snyder, Leon "Ene" Snyder, William Snyder, Eugene "Huey" Snyder and Francis Snyder, Jr. and one sister, Imelda "Med" Snyder Griebel. There will be no public visitation. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Scotch Hill United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mark Hurst, officiating. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Clarion-Forest VNA Hospice in remembrance of Phyllis.
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