Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
May 7, 2012 11:22 am EDT


COOPERDALE — Ruth Maxine (Hawthorne) Bower, 92, of Cooperdale, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 9, 1919, in Perry Township, Coshocton County, the daughter of the late Calvin Earl and Arla (Neldon) Hawthorne. A 1939 graduate of Perry-Pike High School, she was employed at Edmont Manufacturing Co. for 11 1/2 years. She married Lyle C. Bower, June 30, 1946, who preceded her in death May 19, 1999. She and Lyle moved from Coshocton to Cooperdale in 1954, where they started the Bower TV and Appliance Store. She was a former member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Coshocton.

She is survived by her son, David C. Bower of Cooperdale; a sister, Marilyn (Mancel) Roahrig of Warsaw; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Forrest Hawthorne; and two sisters, Audrey McMillan and Eunice Allen.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastor Ron Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today, and until time of service Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice, Health Services of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812. Visit

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