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Barbara Ann Bowman, 55, of Fairmont, passed away Monday (Feb. 20, 2017) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.
She was born in Germany, on May 10, 1961, a daughter of the late Russell A. and Nancy C. (Ryder) Shaffer.
Barbara was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to play cards, cook and most of all spend time with her grandchildren. She graduated from Bridgeport High School and Fairmont State University. She had attended both Simpson Creek Baptist Church in Bridgeport and the Fairmont Alliance Church.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Lawrence "Larry" Alan Bowman; her only son, Alan Bowman of Fairmont; her three daughters, Ashley Fultineer, Michelle Carpenter and her husband David, and Rachel Bowman, all of Fairmont. She is also survived by her sister, Donna Shaffer Marshall of Clarksburg; and her three grandchildren, Blake Fultineer, Brody Fultineer and Emmalynn Carpenter.
Friends and family may call from 5-9 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Duane Bartrug officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Zion Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed online at carpenterandford.com.
Published on February 22, 2017
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