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Mary Kathleen (Dohner) Bowser

May 30, 1938 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 83)


Mary Kathleen (Dohner) Bowser, 83, of Salem Twp., Salem, OH, passed away at her home on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

She was born on May 30, 1938, in Lancaster Co., PA to her late parents; McLester and Anna Dohner.

On September 24, 1956, Mary became the bride of Ellsworth “Bill” Bowser, and they worked side by side for 58 years building their lives together until his passing on March 11, 2015. Mary and her husband Bill were the owners/operators of Bill Bowser and Associates in Salem, a printing, packing, and distribution company of which Mary was the office manager and took care of the bookkeeping. She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church. Among the many things that Mary enjoyed were quilting, spending time in her garden and cooking. She loved to be in nature and watch the wildlife, especially the deer that would frequent her home.

Mary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law; Kathleen and Alan Masters of Salem, and a sister; Helen Huber of Lancaster Co., PA.

In addition to her parents and her husband; Bill, she is preceded in death by her six brothers and two sisters.

There will be no services as per Mary’s request. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice – Columbiana, 2341 East State Street Suite B, Salem, Ohio 44460

Care was entrusted to the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services of Salem, OH.


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