Jean Carol (Jones) Bowley

Born: Thu., Sep. 19, 1929
Died: Thu., Dec. 31, 2020


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Jean Carol Bowley, 91, of Barnes, passed into the next life on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at the Warren Manor where she had been a resident for the past five and one-half years. Jean was born on September 19, 1929 to the late Lewis and Pansy (Greig) Jones and was raised in Sheffield. She graduated from Sheffield High School and began to work for the New Process Company in Warren. In 1950, Jean married Herbert "Herb" Bowley and together they raised three children. They moved to the village of Barnes in 1956 and were active community members. After her children began school, Jean worked in the cafeteria at the Sheffield Elementary/High School. She was very supportive of her children's participation in high school sports and attended numerous sporting events. Jean was keenly interested in local, national,and world news and events and was also an avid book reader. She became an assistant librarian at the new Sheffield High/Middle School's library. In 1991, she retired after 25 years of service with the Warren County School District. For many years Jean enjoyed playing cards weekly with her fellow girlfriends from the Barnes and Sheffield communities. She volunteered her time at the Sheffield Thrift Shop. She also loved to travel with Herb and they made many vehicle trips to Michigan to visit her sister and even to Nova Scotia to visit relatives. She loved having a flower and vegetable garden and enjoyed yard work, especially lawn mowing and leaf raking. Jean was a faithful active member of the Barnes United Methodist Church and a member of the Sheffield Senior Center. Jean is survived by her three children: sons Curtis Bowley and wife Dena; Craig Bowley and wife Cindy, all of Barnes; and daughter Jill Bowley of Sheffield; four grandchildren, Kate, Nathan, Sarah and husband Rob, and Bryden; one great granddaughter, Penelope; her brother Myles "Casey" Jones; her sister Patricia Ramsvig; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband Herbert on September 11, 2015 and her brother Lewis "Bud" Jones. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family with Pastor Douglas Brink, Sheffield and Barnes United Methodist Churches, officiating. Burial will be in the Barnes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department, 318 South Main St., Sheffield, Pa 16347; Barnes United Methodist Church, PO Box 954, Sheffield Pa 16347; or the American Cancer Society, 2 W Crescent Park, Warren, Pa 16365.

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Jomary Kervin
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
so sorry to read this about your mom.She was a favorite person of mine.she will be missed.May she rest in piece Jomary Kervin

Karen Carlson
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
Jill, Craig, and Curt -
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I knew your mother as a smiling “lunch lady,” a whispering library aide, and a loving mother to the three of you. She was a lovely lady who will be missed but not forgotten.

Loretta J Johnson
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
So sorry to hear about your mom. I enjoyed visiting with her on my many walks in
Barnes. Loretta Ralston Johnson

Jess and Dave Anundson
   Posted Thu January 07, 2021
May the love you shared and the memories you 've made be a be a source of comfort and healing at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

Laurie Blymiller Rafle
   Posted Fri January 08, 2021
Craig, Jill and Curt,
So sorry to learn of the loss of your mom. I will always remember hearing her laugh when my mom had card club. Wishing you peace at this time.

Pam Lyle
   Posted Fri January 08, 2021
Curt, Craig and Jill,
I always think of your mom with her smile and her gentle manner. I only knew her to be kind and joyful. You have my sympathy and thoughts at this hard time. Barnes has lost a wonderful woman and you have lost a loving mother. My sympathy,
Pam Lyle

Crystal Curtis
   Posted Thu January 14, 2021
I would like to express my deepest sympathies. I enjoyed the few years that I took care of Jean at the Manor. I can remember walking her for therapy even when she wasn't in the mood she would still go for a walk with me and would give it her all. She will be deeply missed.

Linda Anderson
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
Dear Curt, Craig, and Jill,
We are so sorry for your loss of your loving mother. She was a lovely, gentle, and kind lady.

Sincerely,
Linda Anderson and Nancy Latimer

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