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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