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Dorothy May Bowsher

Dorothy May Bowsher (nee Greer), 83, of South Amherst, passed away Monday, November 5, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family, following a brief illness. Dorothy was born February 17, 1929 in Alton, Illinois before moving to Elyria. In 1951, she moved to South Amherst which has been her home since.

Dorothy worked for 25 years as a clerk for DeLuca Bakery which became Avonti Bakery from which she retired in 1989. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Oberlin, a member of the Carlisle Grange, and served as a Girl Scout Leader and 4H advisor. She enjoyed the activities at the Oberlin Senior Center and was a member of the Red Hat Society.

Survivors include her son, David Bowsher of South Amherst; her daughters, June Wood of Wellington and Leslie Myers of South Amherst; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and her sister, Doris Slack, formerly of South Amherst; many nieces and nephews, especially by her nephew, John Slack and niece, Betty Dunn.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Leslie E. Bowsher in 2003; her brother, Warren Greer; and her parents, Jack and Ethel Greer (nee Potter).

The family will receive friends Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 4 P.M. until the time of the service at 5 P.M. at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. The Rev. Brian Kenyon, Pastor of Calvary Baptist, will officiate. Burial will be Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10 A.M. at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst, Twp.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 414 S. Main St., Oberlin, OH 44074.

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