Beverly C. Bowers

April 09, 1930 ‒ October 30, 2019

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Beverly C. Bowers, 89, of Lexington, has fought the good fight, kept the faith, and finished the race.  Beverly passed away, Wednesday, morning October 30, 2019 following an extended illness.

A lifelong Lexington area resident, Bev was born in Lexington on April 9, 1930 to parents Frank and Mabel (Minnear) Dillon.  She graduated from Lexington High School in 1948.  As a teenager, Bev first met Stanley Bowers.  The two were married December 3, 1950 in the Lexington Church of Christ.

From 1949-1951, Beverly worked briefly for Lexington Soy Products.

Bev’s focus in life was clear and consistent: to honor Christ not only in her actions but also by her thoughts.  Together Bev and Stan’s family was centered on Christ’s love and forgiveness. A lifelong member of Lexington Church of Christ, Bev served in various capacities over the years.

She was a wonderful homemaker.  Bev invested in her family, and was her sons and grandchildren’s biggest supporter.  Bowers family camping trips were often planned.  Camping at most of the National Parks in America and Canada, Bev visited all 50 states.  She enjoyed sports, especially cheering for the Lexington Minutemen, Cleveland Indians and Ohio State Buckeyes.

Over the years, Bev also served as a poll worker for the village.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years Stan Bowers of Lexington; four sons Steven (Debbie) Bowers of Bellville, Michael (Debbie) Bowers of Clarence Center, NY, Bruce Bowers of Mansfield, and Tom (Lynne) Bowers of Zanesville; grandchildren 6, great grandchildren 14.

She was preceded in death by her brother Sheldon Dillon.

The Bowers family will receive friends Friday, November 1, 2019 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9 am – 10 am, at the Lexington Church of Christ (230 Delaware Avenue, Lexington, Ohio 44904).  Funeral services will begin at 10 am.  Pastor Tj Waters will officiate and burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Lexington Church of Christ may be made through the funeral home.

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  • Remembering Bev from when we attended Church in Lexington. Lovely lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dale and Mary Lou Shafer

  • Such a dear, dear lady! Always a treasured friend of my mother and loved by all the Bakers. We are out of town and will not be able to attend the services, but please know your family is in our hearts and prayers.

  • Bev & Stan, and their sons, were our neighbors when we lived in Lexington. Although we moved when I was 10, I still visited and reminisced about our times in Lexington, especially Vacation Bible School and the home-made ice cream socials at church. I’m so glad we had a positive influence in our family’s lives from the Bowers. Bev truly was a blessing to everyone who met her and will be missed. Peace be with the family.

  • Bev was such a special treasure to my life. She and my grandma, Mary, were best friends and I have been honored to have she and Stan in my life. Bev has been an “adopted grandma” throughout my life and has grown even more special and dear since my grandma has gone home. I have such great memories of them at church, laughing and telling jokes and stories, Bev as a prayer warrior, and wonderful hugs. She will be severely missed. Special thoughts and prayers to the Bowers’ family.

  • To the Bowers Family,
    Blessed to be neighbors on Cedarwood Drive in the mid-80s; my family was loved well by Mr. and Mrs. B. The kindness shown us when Bev would take care of our daughter Lindsay when our baby girl wasn’t feeling well so Randy and I could work is never forgotten. We had such fun with the chipmunks that would burrow in the stone wall between our back yards. I am fortunate to have known Bev; a caring and kind lady. Forever our Mrs. B. Hugs to you and your family, Stan.

    With love,
    Robin Snyder

  • Sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Bowers. She was such a nice human being, and will be missed by the whole community.

  • Mrs. Bowers was a really cool person. She used to sit us before school when I was in grade school and my mom went to work. She was always really nice and upbeat, and had a great sense of humor. Of course, the Bower’s basketball court was always available to us and was a focus of many neighborhood games.

    I have many great memories of Mrs. Bowers. She will be missed.

    Condolences and prayers to the family.

  • We were sorry to hear of Bev’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. I remember all the fun things we did in Vacation Bible School and in the youth group. Our thoughts are with you all. Kim and Chip Wentz