Chester A. “Chet” Mowry

December 20, 1917 ‒ October 31, 2002

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Chester Arthur “Chet” Mowry, 84, of Kochheiser Road, Bellville, died Thursday morning October 31, 2002 in his home.

He was born December 20, 1917 in Jefferson Township, to Arthur J. and Bertha (Clever) Mowry, was graduated from Bellville High School in 1936, and remained a Bellville resident all of his life.

A WWII Army veteran, Chet served with the 38th Infantry Division of the Pacific Theater, in Southern Philippines, Luzon, and New Guinea.

A lifelong farmer, he retired in 1978, as Supervisor of Maintenance with the State of Ohio for the Air National Guard.

He was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school for more than 50 years, and served on numerous committees. He was also a member of Bellville VFW and Richland County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy E. (Kochheiser) Mowry, whom he married February 6, 1943; son and daughter-in-law The Rev. Ronald A. and Susan Mowry of Strongsville; daughter and son-in-law Linda A. and Alan Crooks of Mansfield; four grandchildren Dr. Jennifer Mowry and her husband Justin Fisk of Denver, Colorado, Betsy Mowry of Middleburg Heights, Kent Crooks of Denver, Colorado, and Tiffany Crooks of Wooster; two brothers and a sister-in-law Clyde and Faithe Mowry and Kenneth Mowry all of Bellville; a sister-in-law Kathryn Mowry of Bellville and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Carl Mowry and Melvin Mowry; and two sisters Mildred Shaffer and Florence Yarger.

Friends may call Sunday November 3, 2002 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Monday at 11 am in Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 3716 Bellville North Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44904, with Pastor Randy Weaver officiating. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery, where Richland County Joint Veterans Council will hold military graveside honors.

Memorial Contributions to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home.