Elene Artrip Bowers
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Elene Artrip Bowers
  • October 18, 1925 - February 28, 2017
  • Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Mrs. Elene Artrip Bowers, 91, a resident of Harrisonburg for many years, died Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Sentara RMH.

A daughter of the late Paris Lee and Mary Jane Stanley Artrip, she was born on October 18, 1925 in Clintwood, VA. Elene graduated from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Richmond where she then worked for a number of years. She was a member of St. Stephen's United Church of Christ in Harrisonburg.

Elene was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching the birds and taking care of her flower gardens.

She married the Honorable Beverly Bay Bowers who preceded her in death. Surviving are her daughters, Beth Bowers and her fiance' Dwayne Roudabush of Staunton, and Julie Bowers Liskey and her husband, Jeff, of Bridgewater; grandchildren, Lea Dean, Carey Dean, Megan Dean Williams, Bay Bowers Liskey and Brooke Liskey; great-grandchildren, Jaedyn Minor, Samuel Loveless, Wyatt Shaffner, Weston Shaffner and great-grandson to be, Renan Williams. She was also preceded in death by her son, William Kent Bowers and her brother, Lee Charles Artrip.

The family would like to thank Alta Showalter and Marilyn Loker for their many years of love and attention to Ellie.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 8, at 11:00 am at St. Stephens United Church of Christ. Her body will be cremated at the Lindsey Cremation Chapel in Harrisonburg and there will be no viewing.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. Stephen's U.C.C., 358 S. Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com