Betty S. Bowman

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Betty S. Bowman, 90, of Sacramento, died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.

She was born on Wednesday, September 5, 1923, in Ashland, a daughter of the late Robert and Katie Dengler Pennypacker.

She was a 1941 graduate of the former Hegins Twp. High School.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Valley View.

She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star Ashland Chapter and the Tri-Valley Senior Citizens.

Betty enjoyed reading and watching NASCAR.

Her husband, Henry "Hap" S. Bowman died in 1987.

She was also preceded in death by a son, James Bowman; a brother, Glenn Pennypacker; and a sister, Kathryn Shue.

She is a survived by two sons, Carl H. Bowman and his wife Sheila of Millersburg and Lee A. Bowman and his wife Donna of Ashland; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Doris Edwards of Valley View; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Valley View, on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Brian Beissel officiating. A viewing was held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be made in St. John's "Kimmel's" Cemetery, Ashland.

Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 153, Valley View, PA 17983.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com.
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Published in The News Item on May 1, 2014
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