Ruth L. Bowers

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Ruth L. Bowers, 89, of Taneytown, died Friday, April 19, at Northwest Hospital, in Randallstown.

Born Sept. 21, 1923, in Taneytown, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Mary Halter Rodkey. She was the wife of Lloyd A. Bowers, her husband of 72 years.

Over the years, she cleaned homes for people, worked in various canning factories and for Cambridge Rubber Factory. She retired after 51 years as the secretary for the Bowers Company in Kingsdale.

She enjoyed gardening, cooking, riding the golf cart around the homestead and collecting more than 4,000 roosters and chickens since 1971. She also enjoyed puzzles, family and church picnics in the woods at her home.

She is a member of Piney Creek Church of the Brethren in Taneytown, where she was past president of the women's fellowship, sang on the church choir for many years and cooked luncheons for the church quilters for more than 10 years. She attended church every Sunday, rarely missing it, and enjoyed fellowship with her church family and the Rev. Stan Diehl. She was a past member of Baust Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Taneytown.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are son Tom Bowers and wife Bonnie, of Taneytown; twin sister Edna Green, of Taneytown; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and cat "Annie."

She was predeceased by children Brenda Fogle, William Bowers and Toby Bowers; and siblings Noami Wantz, Grace Baker, Mary Bowers, Paul Rodkey and twins Martin and Luther Rodkey.

A viewing will be held from Monday 6 to 8 p.m. at Little's Funeral Home, 34 Maple Ave. Littlestown, Pa., and one hour prior to Tuesday's service at the church.

A funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday at Piney Creek Church of the Brethren, 4699 Teeter Road, Taneytown, with the Rev. Stan Diehl officiating. Interment will be held in Piney Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Piney Creek Church of the Brethren, 4699 Teeter Road, Taneytown, MD 21787.

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Funeral Home
Little's Funeral Home
34 Maple Avenue
Littlestown, PA 17340
(717) 359-4224
Published in Carroll County Times on Apr. 21, 2013
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