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Ardith Bowman Lenox

Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:19 a.m. CDT

Ardith Bowman, 89, of Lenox, died May 11, 2014, at her home.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, at Clearfield Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be one hour prior to services Friday at Ritchie Funeral Home, 124 S. Main St., Lenox. Memorials may be given in her name. Online condolences may be left at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com.

Ardith Arlene Bowman, daughter of Stella (Lantz) and Ora Ewart, was born Aug. 6, 1924, in Blockton.

Ardith grew up in Blockton and graduated from Blockton High School.

On Nov. 30, 1941, Ardith married Charles A. Bowman.

After World War II, the couple settled in the Clearfield area, where they ran Bowman Garage for many years.

Ardith was a homemaker all of her life.

Ardith was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lenox.

Ardith is survived by her sons, Charles E. (wife Paula) Bowman of Lenox and Neal E. (wife Debra J.) Bowman of Harper; sisters-in-law, Elaine Elder of St. Joseph, Mo., and Beverly Bowman of North Kansas City, Mo.; grandsons, Mike and Dawn Bowman of Lenox, Mark and Ellyn Bowman of Bristow, Va., Chuck and Amy Bowman of Ottawa, Kan., and Nicolas Bowmanof Harper; granddaughter Samantha Bowman of Harper; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Ardith was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1987; and siblings, Albert Ewart, Ramona Kleckner-Martin and Eldon “Buster” Ewart.

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