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Ann E. Bowman of Downingtown Ann E. Bowman, 93, of Downingtown, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at St. Martha Manor. She was the loving wife of the late Robert T. Bowman, with whom she had shared 61 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 2007. Born in Downingtown, she was the daughter of the late Cornelius and Anna Moran Sheehan. She was a 1938 graduate of Downingtown High School. During WWII, Ann worked at Collins & Aikman Textile Mill in Bondsville. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, and was active in St. Joseph's Sodality. She was also an original member of the Ladies of St. Joseph, and worked for a few years at St. Joseph's Rectory. Mrs. Bowman was employed as a dental assistant and receptionist for William K. Reardon Dental Associates for twenty years, retiring in 1986. She is survived by her daughters, Joanne Bowman and husband, Daniel Brehm, of West Chester, and Louise A. Wilson of Downingtown. She is also survived by her siblings, Ret. Lt. Col. John J. Sheehan of Costa Rica, Barbara S. Welch of Morgantown, C. Thomas Sheehan of Thorndale, Frederick Sheehan of Levittown and James F. Sheehan of Belford, N.J.; grandchildren, Christina Faller and husband, Chad, Robert Wilson, Karen Brehm Bogard and husband, Warren, and Michael Brehm; and great-grandchildren, Jake E. and Evan R. Faller, and Warren Nolan Bogard. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Ellen, and sister, Joan M. Sheehan. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14th at St. Martha Manor, 470 Manor Ave., Downingtown, PA 19335, where friends and family may call from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Downingtown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Martha Residents Fund at the above address. To send online condolences, visit www.jamesterryfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Daily Local on Jan. 11, 2014
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