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Barbara W Bowman

Barbara W. Bowman, age 75 of Stoutsville, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020 at her residence. She was born August 30, 1944 in Columbus, daughter of the late Lester and Cleta (Gierhart) Wildermuth. She was a nurturing and encouraging mother. Barbara loved tending her garden and had a wonderful green thumb. She was an amazing baker who always had freshly baked treats for her family and friends.  Barbara taught school for 19 years at Reynoldsburg and Amanda Clearcreek and she was a farmer (not just a farmer’s wife) where she was admired for her work ethic. She was an avid Buckeye fan and a fan of sports altogether.

She is survived by her children, Brian (Janet Notestone) Bowman, of Stoutsville, Brenda (Kyle Hinton) Shamblin, and Rebecca (Michael) Williard, both of Amanda; grandchildren, Jacob and Tucker Shamblin, and Lillah and Wade Williard; sister, Evelyn (Roger) Arledge, of Baltimore; sister-in-law, Virginia Wildermuth, of Mt. Perry; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, David and Robert Bowman; brothers, Earl and Rodney Wildermuth; sister-in-law, Edith Wildermuth.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Taylor-Theller Funeral Home, 111 W. Main St., Amanda. Interment following at Maple Hill Cemetery, Stoutsville. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Although a visitation and service has been arranged, Barb would understand, and her family understands if friends make the decision not to attend due to our current public health situation. Your health is their primary concern.

Family requests memorial contributions to FairHoPe Hospice, 282 Sells Rd., Lancaster, OH 43130 or the OSU Cancer Strategic Support Fund (Ohio State University Foundation), 1480 West Lane Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43221.

Condolences may be made at www.mytaylorfuneralhome.com.

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Becky, Im so sorry for your loss. Your Momma was a wonderful lady. I will have your family in my prayers. Im always here if u need someone to talk to. Hugs

Connie Parrish Taras mom Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM

I remember my years teaching with Barb as a joy.. The world was blessed by her smile and great heart. She made my life brighter and happier. I will miss her!

James Shonebarger Mar 26 2020 12:00 AM

BB. Love you L.D. GO BUCKS

Diane Bresler Mar 25 2020 12:00 AM

I so enjoyed teaching with Barb, My condolences to her family and friends.

Ann Sholl Mar 25 2020 12:00 AM

You have our deepest, most heartfelt sympathy in your time of sorrow of Barbara. We are keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers and have added the Family to our church prayer list Have many fond memories of Barb.

Noah and Joyce Ann Blosser Mar 24 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Barb was a wonderful person and teacher. It was a pleasure to work with her at AC.
Mary Lou Trax

Mary Trax Mar 23 2020 12:00 AM

We wish to extend deepest sympathy and prayers to the family at this tender time with the death of your beloved mother. She was a wonderful woman and teacher. She will be missed. Daniel and Anita Conkel

Anita Conkel Mar 23 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Brenda, You are so blessed to have had such a loving and giving mom. Your boys will have wonderful memories. Her smile radiated everywhere. I will always remember the loving bridal shower you and your mom gave Brandi. You will never know all the lives she touch, all those kids their parents and others. Our prayers are with you and your family. Larry & Luanne Guffey

Larry & Luanne Guffey Mar 23 2020 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Barbara Bowman. Brian and Brenda were in my first grade class at Stoutsville. She was a wonderful loving parent and I'm sure your family will miss her tremendously.
Barbara Flinn

Barbara Flinn Mar 23 2020 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry to see that Barbara has passed. I volunteered at AC elem for years and she was a teacher to my children. She always had a welcoming smile. Please accept my condolences. REST IN PEACE dear soul.

Lori Foley Mar 22 2020 12:00 AM

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