William E. Bowshier

May 12, 1931 - August 26, 2019

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Friday, August 30, 2019 7:00 PM Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home


Visitation Friday, August 30, 2019 from 3:00 PM-7:00 PM at Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Fun

William Edward "Bill" Bowshier, 88, of Mechanicsburg, passed away peacefully August 26, surrounded by his loving family. He had been battling numerous health issues over the past several years. Bill was born May 12, 1931 outside Mechanicsburg to parents, Clarence Edward Bowshier and Roberta Mae (Francis) Bowshier.
Bill, who was a United States Army Veteran, served as a plant production manager at Grimes/Midland Ross in Urbana for more than 40 years. He was also extremely proud of the Bowshier's Tax and Accounting Service he founded and operated until 2 years ago.
Bill was a member of Mechanicsburg Lodge #13 of the F&AM, a member of the Caroline Chapter #39 of the Ohio Eastern Star, a very proud Shriner as well as a member of the American Legion. Bill was an avid fisherman, outdoorsman, and golfer late into his life. Bill and wife, MaryAnn, especially enjoyed traveling the United States and spending special weekends with family and friends at Indian Lake.
Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, MaryAnn Bowshier; 2 daugthers, Kay (Bill) Titus of Urbana; Terri (Chuck) Foss of Mechanicsburg; 2 sons: Jeffrey Bowshier of Mechanicsburg; and Mike (Recinda) Bowshier of Urbana. He had 10 grandchildren, along with many great-grandchildren, and several great-great grandchildren, plus 14 nieces and nephews. He is also survived by 3 sisters: Barbara Brooks of Lakeview; Doris (Don) Snyder of Urbana, and Janet (Harold) Arnett of Urbana. He also has 3 brothers: Roger Bowshier of Florida; Jerry Bowshier of Florida and Richard (Charlene) Bowshier of Urbana. Also, special friend Carmela Wiant.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents Clarence Edward and Roberta Mae Bowshier and 2 grandsons, Ryan Tobias and Nickolas Foss.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3 - 7 pm on Friday, August 30, 2019 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg with a brief memorial service to follow starting at 7:00 pm. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Bill's name to the PAWS Animal Shelter 1535 US-36, Urbana, Ohio or the Mechanicsburg Emergency Squad 18 N Main ST, Mechanicsburg, Ohio.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Teresa Ramby - Dec 13, 2019
Dear Bowshier Family. This is your old Indian Lake neighbor. I hung out with Jeff and Mike in the mid 1970’s. Jack and Shirley Ramby were my parents. I have looked a few times for Jeff and mike on Facebook. When searching I saw this obituary online. I am so sorry to see this obits. Please accept my condolences. I hope your family is well and happy. Affectionally Teresa Ramby. Trihmnc60@yahoo.com
ellen and steve bumgarner - Sep 2, 2019
So sorry for your loss.he will be dearly missed.he was a good spirited man with many happy memories
Sally Chiodo - Aug 29, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a good man. He taught me a lot when I worked with him at Grimes/Midland Ross. He will be missed by many.
Kelly Bowshier Rockhold - Aug 28, 2019
Mary Ann,Terry,kay,jeff,mike,so very sorry for your loss.my prayers are with you all.
Mike and Debbie Love - Aug 28, 2019
We are very sorry to hear of you loss MaryAnn and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.
Tina Love Thompson - Aug 27, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Debbie Moore - Aug 27, 2019
So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My condolences to all of the Bowshier family.
Felecity Dannae Finch - Aug 27, 2019
What a wonderful man! Heartfelt condolences to you in this time of sadness.
Connie Love Byers - Aug 27, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Sending love and prayers for strength and peace.
Bill Willett - Aug 27, 2019
My sincere condolences to your family......
Cindy Faulk - Aug 27, 2019
I will be praying for your family. I am so sorry for your loss
Sue Lowe Andresen - Aug 27, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.🙏🙏🙏
Doug Diann & Ryleigh Rausch - Aug 27, 2019
Very sad to hear about Bill passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time.
Robert & Deborah Aranda - Aug 27, 2019
We are sad to hear about Bill our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to MaryAnn & the family . Bill will never be forgotten he's been a part of our lifes for many years and will always be in our hearts xoxo
Tom and Sandee Dunlap - Aug 27, 2019
Sandee and I are so sorry for your loss.Bill was a great guy and glad we had the chance to know him!

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