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327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-263-8896
Fax: 304-263-9248
M. Katherine Bowman

M. Katherine Bowman

Saturday, May 3rd, 1924 Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

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Obituary for M. Katherine Bowman (Estes)

Martha Katherine Bowman, 94, of Martinsburg, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Born May 3, 1924 in Berkeley County, she was the daughter of the late Harry Pearrell Estes and Mary Kern Estes.

She was a 1941 graduate of Martinsburg High School and was a member of the Honor Society. Katherine formerly worked for the Interwoven Millls until the Mills closing, and downtown Eyerly’s Department Store as well as the Berkeley County School Board and began her new career at IRS in 1972 until her retirement. She was a member of the Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna J. Rath of Martinsburg; two granddaughters, Mary Kathryn Rath and Brianna Rath and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Raymond Bowman; two daughters, Mary Virginia Bowman and Linda Kay Bowman; one brother John D. Estes; and two sisters, Virginia E. VanMetre and Nellie McCallister.

Family will receive friends on Sunday April 28, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brown Funeral Home.

Services will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Brown Funeral Home with Pastor John Lewis officiating. Interment will be in Butler's Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church at 130 Gosling Marsh Rd, Martinsburg, WV 25404.
Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 28th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
    MARTINSBURG, WV
    Sunday, April 28th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Monday, April 29th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
    MARTINSBURG, WV
    Monday, April 29th, 2019
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Pastor John Lewis
  • Interment

    Butlers Chapel Cemetery

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Brenda Spaulding

Dear Donna, My deepest sympathy and prayers in the loss of your Mom. I had hoped to visit you during her viewing, however, I have been ill for several weeks now and not out and about. Your Mom was always the nicest lady when she came to Burke St. when we were students there. I know you will miss her. Not goodbye, just until......Brenda Hoffmaster Spaulding
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