Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Virginia Marie Bowen Obituary

Mrs. Bowen was born Oct. 7, 1908, in Tyler County, W.Va., a daughter of Mrs. Lillie Brewer Simmons of Newell and the late Hughie Simmons.
She had retired Tuesday from the Taylor, Smith & Taylor Co. after 25-years of employment. She attended the First Church of the Nazarene of Newell and was a member of the auxiliary of Chester American Legion Post 121 and local 321 of the IBPAW. Her husband, S. J. Bowen, died in 1968.
In addition to her mother, she leaves a son, Pete Bowen of Chester; two daughters, Mrs. Ermal (Charlene) Wallen of Salineville and Mrs. Ernest (Mary) Spurlock of Chester; two brothers, Hughie Simmons and Ray Simmons, both of Newell; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Saddler of Los Angeles and Mrs. Garnett Dunn of Mingo Junction, 12 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Chester Chapel by the Rev. Guy Glendenning. Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the chapel Friday afternoon and night.

Contributed by Bonnie Ryan

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