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Helen Minetree Bowles, 95, of Chester, Va., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, after a long struggle with dementia. She was a former executive secretary for 25 years to the superintendent of schools of Chesterfield County. She also served as secretary to the County School Board for most of that time. She was well known throughout the county system for her dedication, accuracy, and dependability.

She is survived by her loving son, Dr. William Bowles and his wife, Raquel; four grandchildren, Phillip, Hannah, Olivia, Ben; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, Chester chapel, with a private interment following in Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Dunlop House in Colonial Heights and the nurses and aides of Crater Community Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Fisher House Foundation, C\O Mr. Bret Wilkinson, EIN 27-3852276, 9201 Arboretum Pkwy, Ste. 200, Richmond, VA 23236 or to Crater Community Hospice, 3916 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805.

Condolences can be registered at www.jtmorriss.com
Published in The Progress-Index on June 15, 2012