Maurine L. Bowen

Maurine L. (Gray) Bowen, 88, of Eaton, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at Hospice of Dayton.

Born on June 8, 1925 in Peoria, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Otto & Olive B. (Lightbody) Gray.

Maurine had worked for Kroger in Eaton and later worked at Miller's Supermarket in the produce department. She loved to make quilts for her children and grandchildren. She also worked with the Preble Council on Aging in the mid 1980s.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years: Woodrow I. "Woody" Bowen on June 7, 2012; grandchildren: Mark Kleinberg and Vonita Bowen.

She is survived by children: Glen (Norma Crothers) Bowen, Eaton, Kay (Tim) Richardson, Deland, Florida, Wayne I. (Carol) Bowen, New Paris, and Gene C. Bowen, Los Angeles, California; seven grandchildren: Glenda (Will) Henry, Sheila (Scott) Robkin, John (Valerie) Kleinberg, Angela (Jeremy) Laird, Todd Shiflett, Lisa (Brett) Pierce and Jill (Rick) Reedy; 19 great-grandchildren including Adam Shiflett and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria, with Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. No public calling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton Emergency Squad, P.O. 27, Eaton, OH 45320. Arrangements entrusted to Barnes Funeral Home, Eaton. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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