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Betty A. Bowersock, 84

January 27, 2012

Betty A. Bowersock, 84, of 1321 Celina Road, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at her residence.

She was born on Jan. 17, 1928, in St. Marys, to Ralph and Mary (Ruperd) McElroy, and they preceded her in death.

On Jan. 21, 1949, in Celina, she married Norman R. Bowersock, and he preceded her in death on March 23, 2007.

She is survived by a son, Roger (Patty) Bowersock of Celina; three grandsons, Roger (Christina) Bowersock Jr. of Greenville, Anthony Bowersock of Columbus and Austin Bowersock of Celina; three granddaughters, April Olmstead of Sidney, Amanda Bowersock of San Diego, Calif., and Katie Collins of Celina; five great-grandchildren, Elijah and Alexandra Olmstead, Natalie Downey, Josilyn Worten and Izzabelle Bowersock; two sisters, Marylou (Melvin) Schumann of Botkins and Jerrilyn Temple of Celina; three sisters-in-law, Marge McElroy of Monroe, Ind., Esther McElroy of Bedford, Ind., and Jean Bowersock of Dayton.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers, William, Walter Leroy, Robert, Leo, Ralph Jr., Walter Lee and Edgar McElroy; a sister, Patricia Sloinford.

She was a homemaker. Her favorite pastimes included reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

Rites are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), St. Marys, with the Rev. Bill Drummond officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to  4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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