Mary E. Bowman, age 98, of Valley View, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Providence Place, Pottsville.
She was born on Thursday, September 20, 1923, in Sacramento, a daughter of the late Gurney W Smeltz and the late Gabriella (Wiest) Smeltz.
She was a 1941 graduate of the former Hubley Twp High School and a graduate of Empire Beauty School, Pottsville.
Mary was a self employed beautician, prior to her retirement.
She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Sacramento..
Mary enjoyed homemaking, baking, and spending time with her family..
Her husband, William H Bowman, passed away in 2014. She was also preceded in death by her parents; by a son, Thomas L Bowman; and a sister, Anna Smith.
She is survived by two sons, Gerald W Bowman and his wife Christine of Valley View, and Ned A Bowman of Tremont; three granddaughters, Jill Jordan of Cary, NC, Lacy Adams of Berrysburg, and Kelly Klinger of Palmyra; and six great grandchildren.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Sacramento.
Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com.