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Anna Lee Bowman, 87, received her Heavenly call Friday, November 03, 2017 for a rejoicing meeting with the Lord and ending her time on earth where she exhibited genuine Christian values throughout her life.
Anna Lee was born June 25, 1930 in Sandlick to the late Orbie Virgil Moye and Mary Ruth (Mamie) Surface Moye. She was a lifelong resident of the Sandlick vicinity. She attended and was a member of Sandlick United Methodist Church for over 60 years. Anna Lee sought and received a Bachelor's degree from Concord College in elementary education and continued her pursuit of knowledge at Marshall University where she was awarded a Master's degree. She educated hundreds of young minds in both Mercer and McDowell Counties with the majority of her thirty plus years teaching career having been spent at Anawalt. After retirement, Anna Lee simply enjoyed travel and time spent with family and friends. During this time, she continued her best jobs ever as the most treasured wife and mom ever sent to earth. Never has there been a person as willing to sit and talk and listen so patiently and wisely as Anna Lee.
Her absence will not be forgotten because once Anne Lee was met the encounter was most precious and memorable.
Both her mother and father preceded her in death as did her first born child, Lee Anna, who lived on earth only three days. Anna Lee had three sister siblings June Poole, Ella Mae Staph and Francie Effler all whom preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by a son in law Howard Russell Morris.
Surviving Anna Lee is the love of her life for over 67 years Lance Ward Bowman. Her daughter Jeanne Bowman Morris of Princeton, West Virginia and son Barry Lee Bowman and wife Donna of Bluefield, West Virginia. Also left to cherish her memory are four grandchildren Kayla Marie Morris, Sean Russell Morris, Bariana Lyn Bowman and Barry Dalton Bowman. Anna Lee has two surviving sisters in law both of Princeton, West Virginia and one brother in law of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. There are a host of loving nieces and nephews to remember Anna Lee as well.
Funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 05, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluefield, West Virginia with Rev. Joe Robinette officiating the service. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, West Virginia where family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.
The Bowman family will receive friends and relatives on Sunday, November 05, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com.
Published on November 4, 2017
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