Arvil Lee Bowmer

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Arvil Lee Bowmer, 86, of Marion, Ohio, died Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.

Born June 8, 1931, in Casey County, the son of the late John Wesley and Lola Roberts Bowmer.

Arvil served his beloved country as a member of the U.S. Army. He was a Korean War veteran.

Arvil worked as a security guard for most of his career, working at several locations, including the Marion Power Shovel.

On Sept. 17, 1971, Arvil married the love of his life, Bertha Ilene Redd Bowmer. He cherished their 41 years of marriage and he cared for her every need. She preceded him in death on Aug. 24, 2013.

To say Arvil was a storyteller would be quite the understatement. He loved telling his favorite stories of growing up in the holler and of his time in the military. He truly had a gift of being able to recall every detail of every story told, most of which he retold on many occasions.

Arvil is survived by three children, Lynn (Darrell) Adams, Michael Bowmer and Anthony Wayne Bowmer; a stepdaughter, Clare (John) Cook; several grandchildren and stepgrandchildren; a brother, Freddie Wayne (Dee) Bowmer; a sister, Nora Ann (Ottis) Patterson; and numerous nieces and nephews; and his caretaker for the past few years, Deborah (Randy) Lust.

In addition to his wife and parents, Arvil was preceded in death by three brothers, William Harold "Doodle" Bowmer, Charles "Vernon" Bowmer and Harvey C. Bowmer; a sister, Emma Louise Bowmer; and six siblings who died in infancy.

Services honoring his life were Wednesday, July 5, at Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, 360 E. Center St., Marion. Burial with military honors provided by the Marion United Veterans Council followed in Marion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist his family with unexpected expenses.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to have been chosen to serve Arvil's family and your favorite memories and
condolences may be shared with them via www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.
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Published in The Casey County News on July 11, 2017
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