Dorothy May (Greer) Bowsher (1929 - 2012)

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Dorothy May Bowsher (nee Greer), 83, of South Amherst, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family following a brief illness.
Dorothy was born Feb. 17, 1929, in Alton, Ill., before moving to Elyria. In 1951, she moved to South Amherst, which had been her home since.
Dorothy worked for 25 years as a clerk for DeLuca Bakery, which became Avonti Bakery, from which she retired in 1989.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Oberlin, a member of the Carlisle Grange, and served as a Girl Scout Leader and 4-H advisor. She enjoyed the activities at the Oberlin Senior Center and was a member of the Red Hat Society.
Survivors include her son, David Bowsher of South Amherst; daughters June Wood of Wellington and Leslie Myers of South Amherst; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister Doris Slack, formerly of South Amherst; and many nieces and nephews, especially by her nephew John Slack and niece Betty Dunn.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Leslie E. Bowsher, in 2003; her brother, Warren Greer; and her parents, Jack and Ethel Greer (nee Potter).
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 4 p.m. until the time of the service at 5 p.m. at Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. The Rev. Brian Kenyon of Calvary Baptist Church will officiate.
Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 414 South Main St., Oberlin, OH 44074.
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Hempel Funeral Home - Amherst
373 Cleveland Avenue
Amherst, OH 44001
(440) 988-4451
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Published in The Amherst News-Times on Nov. 8, 2012