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Helen Bundy Bowdish

1918-2017

Published: March 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Helen S. Bundy Bowdish, 98, of Flushing, Ohio passed into the arms of her Lord, Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

She was born December 22, 1918 in Harrisville, Ohio to a Quaker family, the youngest of eight siblings of the late Chalkley and Luella Hall Bundy.

Helen Bundy Bowdish

She graduated from Olney Friends School in Barnesville, and Pasadena Junior College.

She met the love of her life, Byron in California and they and were married in 1939.

She worked as a "Rosie the Riveter " for Lockheed Aviation while her husband served in the US Army in the Pacific theater.

Following WWII they moved to Flushing.

In addition to her parents and her husband of 65 years, she was preceded in death by her siblings: Wilmer, Ted, Arthur and Herbert Bundy, Bertha Binns, Edna Morlan, and Ruanna Wright.

Surviving are her children, Brenda (Dan) Ponzani, St. Clairsville; Wilmer (Sally) Bowdish, Westerville; Merwyn (Cindy) Bowdish, Lancaster; Leroy (Robin) Bowdish, TappanLake; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Always with her silent Christian strength, she was an active member of the Flushing United Methodist Church.

She was also a wonderful homemaker and mother and a valued employee of Ponzani Florist.

Friends were received Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory St. Clairsville. Funeral Services were Sunday at the Flushing United Methodist Church with Rev Al Hoder and Pastor Dan Ponzani officiating. Interment at Holly Memorial Gardens will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memory flowers are welcome as well as contributions to the Flushing United Methodist Church by going to "TMCFunding.com".

Online condolences may offered to the family at www.beckaltmeyer.com


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