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Ruth Ella Bowman Mowery

          Ruth Ella Bowman Mowery, age 94 of Moorefield, WV, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, WV. Born on July 15, 1925 in Hampshire Co., WV, Ruth was a daughter of the late George Issac Bowman and Ella Wolford Bowman. In addition to her parents, Ms. Mowery was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur “Buck” Mowery; two sons-in-law; three sisters; one brother; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

          Ruth is survived by five daughters, Roxzanna M. Fitzwater, Carolyn J. Tarman (Howard), Debra Myers (Louie), and Susan R. Reed, all of Moorefield; and Peggy E. Rohrbaugh of Maysville, WV; three sons, Larry A. Mowery (Eleanor) of Old Fields, WV, Gary L. Mowery (Tamela) of Moorefield, WV, and Terry A. Mowery of Winchester, VA; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

          Ms. Mowery worked as a custodian for Hardy Co. Public Schools.

          The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Elmore Funeral Home in Moorefield. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastors Russell and Lucy Webster officiating.

          In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Moorefield Church of the Brethren.

          Arrangements are under the direction of the Elmore Funeral Home in Moorefield, WV.