Times West Virginian
Carol Ray Bowers, 84, of Fairmont, passed away Sunday (March 3, 2013) in the Genesis Pierpont Center in Fairmont.
She was the wife of the late Thomas C. Bowers, who passed away in 1979.
Born on Oct. 12, 1928 in Weirton, she was the daughter of the late Craig B. and Ashleigh Virginia Allen Scott.
Carol graduated from the former West Liberty State College with a degree in elementary education. She taught for 30 years in the Fairmont School District as a fifth-grade teacher. Mrs. Bowers enjoyed needlepoint, crossword puzzles, gardening, was an avid reader and spending time with her family.
Surviving are one son, Gregory Bowers of Fairmont; two daughters, Ashleigh Andrews (James) of Fairmont and Jodith Bell (Randall) of Alliance, Ohio; one brother, James Scott (Susan) of Weirton; and four grandchildren, James Andrews III, Craig Thomas Andrews, Brandon Jennings Bell (Amy) and Thomas Burton Bell.
Friends may call at noon Wednesday until time of the service at 1 p.m. at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Marion County Humane Society, Old Whiterock Road, Route 19 Box 31A, Fairmont, WV 26554 in her memory.
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