Marie J. Bowen, 90 of Brushton, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the Alice Hyde Nursing Home with family by her side. She was recovering from hip surgery. Funeral arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira.
Marie was born July 30, 1922 the daughter of the late Vilas and Janet (Martin) Follett. She graduated from Brushton High School in 1941, and worked briefly during WWII before becoming a lifetime homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening and being involved with her church. For several years she volunteered at the Brushton food pantry.
Surviving family members include her husband of 70 years Gordon M. Bowen of Brushton; one son, Daniel Bowen of Malone; two daughters, Pauline and (Steve) Pierce of Henderson KY and Marilyn and (Frank) Jakob of Brushton; four grandchildren, Nathan Bowen of Brushton, Jaclyn Bowen of Tupper Lake, Steven Pierce of Jeffersonville, Ind. and Kristan Love of Cairo, KY; four siblings, George (Arlie) Follett of Dickinson, Patricia Gale of Moira, Jane (William) French of Monticello, FL and John (Jane) Follett of Decatur, IN; and seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Marie was predeceased by one daughter, Pamela Bowen; three sisters, Pauline Follett, Margaret Clark and Nadine McKane; and three brothers, Lemuel Follett, Gerald Follett and Paul Follett.
Friends may call at the First Christian Church on Thursday (December 13, 2012) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Marie’s funereal service will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Edwin Attaway presiding. Interment will commence in the Sunny Side Cemetery, Brushton, where she will be laid to rest.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church, The Brushton Fire Dept. or the Moira Fire and Rescue Squad.
Please share a special memory or a condolence with the Bowen family athttp://www.flintfuneralhomeny.com/ .