Shirley Anne Bowman, 89, of Newcomerstown, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011.She was born Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1921, in Athens County, to the late John and Doris (Heavener) Bradley.She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors in Education degree from Ohio University and a Masters degree from Bowling Green State University.
She taught school in Morgan County and then retired from teaching and moved to Newcomerstown in 1984 to work for her sons, Ron and Greg at Bowman’s Sports Wear.
She was a member of St. Francis DeSales Church of Newcomerstown.
She served the church as a lector, organist, member of the church council and various church clubs.
She was passionate about her service and would perform outreach such as reading the Bible at the rest home. 
She loved playing cards, bowling, golf and sports in general.
On Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1941, she married Clyde Ross Bowman, who passed away July of 1968.
She is survived by four children, John Rockne Salsberry of Dickinson, Texas, Ron (Pam) Bowman of Lake Arrowhead, Ga., and Gregory (Sue) Bowman and Janet Douglas, all of Newcomerstown; one stepson, Jerry (Jean) Bowman of Chester Hill; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Lois Bowman of Rokeby Lock.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Legg; daughter-in-law, Eva Salsberry; son-in-law, Gus Douglas; and stepson, Dick Bowman.
Funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15 in the St. Francis DeSales Church in Newcomerstown, with Father Jimmy Hatfield officiating.
Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. with Wake Services at 7:45 p.m. in the Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown.
Burial will follow in Chester Hill Cemetery at Chester Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Francis DeSales Church, 440 S. River St., Newcomerstown, OH 43832; or Journey’s End Ministries Inc., 143 W. Main St., Newcomerstown, OH 43832.
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