COVINGTON – Norman Edwin Bowman, eldest son of Jacob E. and Mary A. (Garber) Bowman. Born September 23, 1927, in Miami County, Ohio. He died at home on July 17, 2020.

He was married February 18, 1950, and enjoyed 70 years with Gladys Emma Garber of Fayetteville, Pa.

He spent all his life as a hardworking farmer.

He is survived by his wife Gladys, two sons: Harry B. (Bev.), Rue Edwin (Melissa), and three daughters: Sarah Jane (Stephen) Sewell, Mary Alice (David) Shoup, Gladys Emma (Thomas) Kesselring.

He was preceded in death by all of his siblings: four sisters and one brother.

Services will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the Sugar Grove Old German Baptist Brethren Church, 6360 Farrington Road, Covington, Ohio, with the Home Brethren officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 until 5 p.m. and from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday, July 20 at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through

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