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327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-263-8896
Fax: 304-263-9248
Dorothy  Bowers

Dorothy Bowers

Wednesday, February 15th, 1928 Monday, June 3rd, 2019

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Obituary for Dorothy Elizabeth Bowers

Dorothy Elizabeth Bowers departed this life on June 3, 2019, at the Hospice Inpatient Facility. She was born on Feb. 15, 1928, as the child of the late James Cromwell and Helen Light Cromwell. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Ronald 'Bud' Bowers, who died in 2008. She was also preceded in death by a brother, James Cromwell; sisters, Betty Everhart and Helena Huffman; and son, Ronald Burton Bowers, Jr.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Henry and husband Patrick Henry III; daughter-in-law, Diana Bowers; seven grandchildren, Patrick Henry IV (Cara), David Henry (Erin), Dane Henry (Amanda), Tiffany Stark (Sean), Matt Bowers, Jessica Bowers and step-grandson, Shane Miller; six great-grandchildren, Kaylin, Patrick IV and Athena Henry, Cade and Declan Stark and Gwynedd Ellis; sister, Evelyn Brenner; sister-in-law, Dorcas Cromwell.

Dorothy graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1946 and entered the nursing program at Kings Daughters Hospital, graduating in 1949. Following graduation she served as a nurse at Kings Daughters Hospital, taught licensed practical nursing at Ramer School and at James Rumsey. She developed the Nursing Arts Program for high school seniors, and in 1976 was selected as the Outstanding Vocational Teacher in West Virginia. She was active in the Kings Daughters Alumni Association where she served as treasurer.

After retiring, she divided her time between her church and family. She was a 50 plus year member of First Presbyterian Church of Martinsburg and was a ruling elder. She was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Presbyterian Women and was Moderator of Presbyterian Women of the Shenandoah Presbytery.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was a caregiver for her great-grandchildren well into her 80's. She loved reading and baking, and even won the Apple Harvest Pie Baking contest.

The family wishes to thank the staff and personnel at The Crossings of Martinsburg and the Hospice of the Panhandle for their care and service.

Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church 11 a.m. Friday, June 7. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 220 South Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401; or Hospice of the Panhandle, 333 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430.

The family requests attendees to wear purple or a bright color in celebration of Dot's life.

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  • Visitation

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

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    First Presbyterian Church
    220 S. Queen St.
    MARTINSBURG, WV
    Friday, June 7th, 2019
    11:00am
  • Interment

    Rosedale Cemetery
    917 Cemetery Rd.
    MARTINSBURG, WV

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Vickana Norton

I first met Dot as a student at James Rumsey in 1989. She was not my instructor, but when I had a medical situation arise, she was called in to help and took care of me before I was taken to the hospital. Then I had the great opportunity to be with her again when serving on the Shenandoah Presbytery Coordinating Team as she was moderator. I so enjoyed learning, working and traveling together to meetings and gatherings with her, Joan and others from the Eastern Panhandle and our times at Massanetta Springs. She was a wonderful teacher and mentor and will be missed by all who knew her for sure. Continued thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.
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Shawn Stephens

So sorry will miss her visits to get her taxes done at AARP. Mom will miss her as a friend for over 70 years.

Betty and Shawn Stephens
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Janet Sutton

I first met Mrs Bowers when I was a senior in high school and took the Nursing Assistance course. She was a kind woman and after high school she was always a sweet person whenever I saw her. She will truly be missed.
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Wilda Fulk Kruzinski

Dear Linda,
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Your mom lived an extraordinary life. May you take comfort in the knowledge that every prayer that was ever prayed for your mom has now been answered. I send you my love & sympathy.
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Anne (Mongan) Price

To Dot's Family, She was a wonderful nurese and teacher! I always enjoyed seeing her with new students at the hospital. She was always pleasant ! My thoughts and prayers are with her family and those that she came in contact with each day!!!
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