NILES - Helen Mae Bowman, 93, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2013, at Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Niles, the daughter of James Edward and Della McCarty Ryan, and lived in this community her entire life.
She enjoyed playing bingo, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and traveling to Las Vegas. She especially cherished the time spent at family gatherings and all of her grandchildren.
Helen is survived by a son, Ronald (Sue) Bowman of Niles; two daughters, Beverly (Richard) Vrbancic of Warren and Ruth Bowman of Niles; daughter-in-law, Joyce Bowman of Niles; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Bowman, whom she married on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1942, and who died on July 24, 2005; two sons, James Bowman and an infant; a brother, Edward Ryan; and two sisters, Margaret Cluse and an infant, Rita.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, where the funeral will be noon Thursday.
Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.
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