BUCKHANNON — Betty Lois Bowman, 75, of Buckhannon, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at Holbrook’s Nursing Home in Buckhannon. She was born Oct. 22, 1941 in Harrison County, a daughter of the late Denny Madison and Elizabeth Riffle Canter. On Dec. 28, 1966 she married William Orin Bowman who preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 2004. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Lee Canter; one daughter, Shirley Bragg; one granddaughter, Elacia Bowman and 14 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by four sons, Steve Bowman and wife Sandy, William L. Bowman and wife Tina and Ray Bowman and wife Kelly, all of Buckhannon, and Darren J. Bowman, of Junior; two daughters, Katherine Irish and husband Earl, of North Charleston, S.C. and Linda Blagg, of Kentucky; four grandsons, Darren J. Bowman II and Christopher Bragg both of Buckhannon, Richard Beckner of South Carolina and Eddy Canter of Philippi; 14 granddaughters, Rebecca Beckner, Angel Johnson and Rachel Colon, all of South Carolina, Natasha Loudin, Dustiny, Georgetta and Dee Dee Blagg, all of Ohio, Nicole Simons, Morgan Bowman and Samantha Harlow, all of Buckhannon Nichole Zickefoose, of Queens, Tamara Bolyard of Philippi, Maggie Canter of Weston, and Vanessa Baughman, of Staunton, Va. and one brother and two sisters. Mrs. Bowman was a member of the Living Word Church of God of Buckhannon. Friends will be received Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Frank Spears officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Church Cemetery in Hodgesville. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.