Mary Jane Bowser
Mary Jane Bowser, 93, passed away on Jan. 17, 2020. She was a longtime resident of Hubbard, Ohio.
Mary Jane was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born on Dec. 25, 1926, in Sharpsville to George and Martha (Coxson) Wasilko, the fifth of eight children.
She married Kermit M Bowser on July 12, 1947. They were happily married for 53 years.
Mary Jane graduated from Youngstown State University in 1964 while raising her family. We never knew she was anything but a wonderful homemaker and mother while earning her degree. She spent 22 years in the Youngstown City School District as an elementary school teacher.
Mom loved to cook and would always provide her special home-cooked meal for her family and on all special occasions for all to enjoy. Her specialty baking was always something to look forward to.
Mom was an avid book reader and would amazingly read up to five books a week provided by the Hubbard Library. Mom was a devoted member of St. Bernedette's in Masury, Ohio, and knew her Savior upon her passing.
Mary Jane is survived by her children, daughters Linda (Ron) Turner of Crossville, Tenn., Sandy (James) Rebeck of Colorado Springs, Colo., and son, Harold Steven (Robin) Bowser of Vienna, Ohio.
She was a grandmother of seven (Greg Turner of Nashville, Tenn., Mathew Turner of Youngstown, Ohio, Mary Ruth Turner of Crossville, Tenn., Jennifer Cordray of Spokane, Wash., Jamie Corbett of Colorado Springs, Colo., Sara Rebeck of Englewood, Colo., and Collin Bowser of Dallas, Texas) and seven great-grandchildren (Maggie, Rebekah, Emma, Samuel Cordray, Jack Sandwisch, Gianna and Kaven Corbett).
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Kermit and seven siblings, Albert Wasilko, Edward Wasilko, Margaret Kirsch, Alice Thomas, Clara Marino, Martha Wahala and George Wasilko.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Salvation Army.

Mary Jane, 93, of Hubbard.
Visitation: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday (1-23-20) at the JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, 2630 E. State St., Hermitage.
Funeral service: 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Brandon Smeltzer officiating
Friends may sign guestbook at
Burial: America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on January 20, 2020


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