Dorothy E. Bowser, of Greenville, formerly of Wheatland, died at 2:55 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in UPMC Horizon, Farrell, of natural causes. She was 97.
Dorothy was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Rural Valley, Pa., a daughter of George Thomas and Elsie (Dunmire) Thomas.
She graduated from Kittanning High School and was co-operator of her family business, the Thomas Filling Station and Lunch in Rural Valley. During World War II, she worked at the White Tower Restaurant and H.J. Heinz Co. both of Pittsburgh.
Dorothy was a member of Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church, Greenville.
Her hobbies included baking pies and canning. She loved attending church and the church's functions, gardening, sewing and reading.
She is survived by a daughter, Elsie Brooks and her husband Lawrence of Warren, Ohio; two sons, James Bowser and his wife Sherry of Transfer, and Mark Bowser and his wife Julie of Jackson Center; six grandchildren and on great grandchild.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John A. Bowser, whom she married April 12, 1948, and who passed away Oct. 10, 1997; a son, John Bowser; two sisters, Ruth "Betty" Bowser and Marybelle Sinnamond; and two brothers, Francis and Charles Thomas.
Dorothy E., 97, of Greenville, formerly of Wheatland.
Calling hours: 10 a.m. to noon Monday (2-26-18) in JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Online condolences at www.flynnfuneralhome.com.
Service: Noon Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bill Kirker officiating.
Burial: America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on February 23, 2018