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Winifred D. Bowers 1918-2018

BRISTOL — Winifred D. Bowers, 100, of Bristol Township, passed away Wednesday, Dec.12, 2018, at Windsor House of Champion.

She was born Jan. 27, 1918, in Greene Township, the daughter of the late Brant Dial and Maud Smith Dial. Winifred was the youngest of eight siblings.

She married Alvin G. Bowers Jan. 27, 1940, in Bristol Township, and they shared 40 wonderful years together until his passing in 1980.

Winifred graduated in 1935 from Greene High School. She was a homemaker and a dedicated, loving mother. She was a member of the North Bristol Christian Church, Bristol Homemakers, Bristol Township Historical Society and Farmington Senior Center. Winifred loved being active and attributed her good health and energy to her good genes and daily vitamins. Whether she was going down water slides, hot air ballooning or a helicopter ride in Alaska to walk on a glacier, she was always ready for a new adventure. She traveled to all 50 states, Canada and Europe.

She was a fan of the Cleveland Indians and all sports her family played. Wherever she went, you could guarantee she had a smile on her face and was laughing at the good time she was having.

Winifred will be deeply missed by her children, George Bowers, Nancy (David) Christlieb, Marjorie (Ronald) Bartholomew, Dennis (Mikki) Bowers, Donna Bowers and Donald (Denise) Bowers; 10 grandchildren, Lori (Alan) Wiebe, Eric (Diane) Bowers, David (Stacie) Bowers, Paul (Alida) Bowers, Michelle (Jon) Coakley, Kaitlyn Christlieb, Roxanne (Jim) Ayers, Emily Bowers, Stephen Bowers and Candice Bowers; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; spouse, Alvin Bowers; grandson, Patrick Christlieb; daughter-in-law, Rachael Bowers; four brothers, Clifton, Richard, Willard and Leland Dial; and three sisters, Opal Fink, Eloise Glowacki and Mariam Bowers.

Services will be noon Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where Pastor Dale Briggs will officiate. Friends and family may call 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristolville.

In lieu of flowers, please make any material contributions to the North Bristol Christian Church, 1955 Hyde Oakfield Road NW, Bristolville, Ohio 44402, in her memory.

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