Sunday, February 27, 2011

Joe F. Bowers (February 25, 2011)

Joe F. Bowers, 78, of Greenville passed away on February 25, 2011 at Rest Haven Nursing Home. Joe was born on January 1, 1933 to the late Lawrence and Melissa “Lissie” (Charles) Bowers.

Joe was a factory worker for Witt Plastics and Transel Wrap. He enjoyed fishing and riding his bike. Joe's greatest joy was his grandchildren and would always have suckers for them in his pockets. He was also known for teasing people. In his younger years, Joe like to work the garden with his father, Lawrence.

He is survived by his wife, Delorse Bowers; a son, Jody (Jennifer) Bowers of New Paris; a daughter, Crystal Winthrow of Richmond; two brothers, Marvin (Doris) Bowers of Greenville and Donald (Mary) Bowers of Greenville; two sisters, Jean (Gene) Knox of New Paris and Ruth (Von) Spitzer of Versailles; eight grandchildren and numerious nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Joe is preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Bowers and Robert Bowers; three sisters, Doris Longenacker, Judy Klopfer and Edith Bowers.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 27, 2011 from 2 – 5 PM at Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. A Celebration of Life service will be on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM also at the funeral home with the Rev. Rick Gutheil being asked to officiate. Burial will follow in Springlawn Cemetery in New Paris.

Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. Online Condolences can be sent to the family at