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Ruth C. Bowen 1934-2011 Ruth C. Bowen, 76, of Rutland a former resident of Bennington died January 8, 2011 at Crescent Manor Care Centers in Bennington. She was born in Bennington on August 26, 1934 the ninth of ten children born to George and Hattie (Fuller) Reed. Ruth was a long time employee of bell linens in Bennington where she made many friends. Ruth married William Stratton in 1961, William died in 1971. She later married William Bowen in 1986. Mr. Bowen died in 1988. She is survived by her son John Stratton of Pownal, her siblings Avis (Everett) Messenger of Salem N.Y., Eloise Scranton of Winchester N.H., Edith Douglas of Salem N.Y., Clarence (Janice) Reed of White Creek, N.Y., and Rose Reed of Southbury Conn., nieces and nephews, including two special nephews Medrick Christman of Shushan N.Y. and Roy Christman of Arlington. In addition to her parents and husbands she was predeceased by her siblings, Lawrie Reed, Floyd Reed, Alice Messenger, and Verne Reed. Graveside services will be held in the spring. Arrangements are under the direction of Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.

Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 13, 2011
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