WINDHAM - Carol A. Bowen, 81, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Ravenna.
Carol was born Oct. 12, 1931, in Niles, the daughter of Arthur Ashbaugh and Hazel Parthemer.
She was a factory worker at the Ravenna Arsenal, Mantaline in Mantua and Performance Elastomers in Ravenna.
Carol was an avid homemaker and raised her family in Mantua and Windham.
She loved to do crossword puzzles and keep up with her grandkids on Facebook. But, most of all, she loved to spend time with her beloved family and friends.
She is survived by her children, Linda (Chuck) Apthorpe of Windham, Kathryn (Bill) Velican of Niles, Dorothy Stier of Ravenna, John (Pam) Bowen of Ravenna, Laura (Ron) Beatty of Virginia, Art (Janice) Bowen of Hartville and Barbara (Ric) Everly of Rootstown; a sister, Evelyn Wiley of Brady Lake; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dave Rininger; her son, Danny; a brother, Calvin; and a sister, Jean.
Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, with her funeral service immediately following, at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, OH 44231.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Haven of Rest Ministries, P.O. Box 547 Akron, OH 44309-0547.
Online condolences may be made at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com.