Mildred Long Bowen
Mildred Long Bowen
  • October 9, 1933 - October 7, 2017
  • Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Mildred Long Bowen, 83, of Sunnyside Retirement Community, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017. She was born on October 9, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Leander D. (Lee) and Julia Armentrout Long.

Mildred was a member of the last graduating class of Keezletown High School and of their state winning women's basketball team. She was a member of the Massanutten Presbyterian Church. Mildred worked in the dry cleaning business for 54 years.

Mildred was married to Jesse Bowen, who preceded her in death on April 1, 1967.

She is survived by a brother, O. L. "Bud" Long and wife, Betty of Sunnyside, a sister, Ruth Long Showalter of Keezletown; and numerous nieces, nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, June S. Ritchie and her husband, Lloyd E. "Buck" Ritchie and a brother-in-law, R. Carter Showalter.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 10 at 4:00 pm at Massanutten Presbyterian Church in Penn Laird with Pastors John P. Leggett and Ann Pettit officiating. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Massanutten Presbyterian Church, 50 Indian Trail Rd., Penn Laird, VA 22846 or Sunnyside Fellowship Fund, Sunnyside Corporate Office, 600 University Blvd., Suite L, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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