Betsy Ruth Statzer Bowen, 88, of Corryton, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Born on September 26, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Beecher and Vula Fields Statzer. She grew up in Russell County, Va., and also resided in Hamilton, Ohio. A nurse for close to 40 years, she was at her best when helping others. She loved her Tennessee Vols!
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In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, R.W. Bowen; daughter, Diana Ruth Marshall; granddaughter, Jessica Ruth Bowen; sister, Carrie Ellen Taylor; brothers, Wid, Paul, Walter, Haga, and Dan Statzer.
Survivors include her daughters, Karen Puckett, Beth Hall (Tony), Trish Skeen (Swaine); grandchildren, Jenny, Jill, Jodie, Angie, Sarah, Heather, Quentin, and Hope; five great grandsons; two great granddaughters; sisters, Patsy Reynolds and Ann Nunley; brothers, Rod Statzer (Brenda) and Jack Statzer (Betty); numerous nieces and nephews; her special canine companion and guard dog, Buddy.
Pallbearers will be Bob Reynolds, Dan Statzer, Robbie Statzer, Luke Statzer, Eric Taylor, Patton Reynolds, Paul Widener, and Keith Nunley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Taylor, Stafford Statzer, Bid Taylor, Lee Statzer, Dewey Taylor, Tom Taylor, Johnny Skeen, Giles Carter, Ben Statzer, John Statzer and Russell Statzer.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2018, in the Owens Funeral Service Chapel with her “son” Buck Statzer officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018, at Forest Hills Memory Gardens in Abingdon, Va.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial donations may be made to the Cleveland Junior Lifesaving Crew, P.O. Box 129, Cleveland, Va., 24225.
Share condolences and memories with the Bowen family at www.owensfuneralservice.com.
Owens Funeral Service, 7 Tate Ave., Lebanon, Va., (276) 889-1212, is in charge of arrangements.