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Dorothy M. Bowersock

January 11, 1933 — September 13, 2017

Dorothy M. Bowersock

Dorothy Marie (Marshall) Bowersock went to be with her Lord, passing peacefully on September 13, 2017 at the Carlisle Place.

She was raised by her parents, James and Bernice (Shuman) Marshall in Sebring, Ohio and graduated from Sebring McKinley High School. She married Wesley Bowersock in 1953. The couple then moved to Columbus where she found a job at Ohio Edison to support Wesley as he attended OSU Medical School. After finishing Medical School in 1959, Wesley and Dorothy moved to White River, Arizona where Wesley served in Public Health as a physician on a reservation to the Apache Indians. After two and a half years they decided to move back to their Buckeye State to be closer to family. Wesley was invited by Dr. Solt to set up a practice on Hill Street in Bucyrus. Since 1963, Bucyrus remained their permanent place of residence.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. G. Wesley Bowersock in 2015, and four siblings, Wanda Morter, Shirley Williamson, Charlene Stull, and Mike Marshall.

Dorothy was a wonderful Christian, wife, mother, and grandmother. She had three daughters, Beth (Steve) Routzahn of Bucyrus, Joan (Dave) Weisenauer of Lykens, and Cyndi (Tiger) Thiel of Dublin, Ohio. She also has 10 grandchildren: Sarah Campbell (Shawn), Randall Kelley, Amanda Routzahn, Rachel Miracle (Matt), Tim Routzahn (Sarah), Esther Kelley, Emily Johnson (Jesse), Mackenzie Thiel, Charley Thiel, Madison Thiel, and her seven great-grandchildren; McKenna, Felix, Finnegan, Kaelynn, Lillian, William, and Henry.

Dorothy enjoyed family, her dog (Tuzzi), flowers, entertaining, decorating, traveling, fishing in Canada, antiques, birds, and relaxing on her back porch relishing the beauty of nature whenever she could. She was a fan of Indians baseball. Her favorite time of year was the Christmas season, which began in October with the sound of Handel’s Messiah heard throughout the house. The Christmas tree was decorated with a plethora of beautiful ornaments she collected through the years, many of which were handed down from previous generations. Under the tree was always a winter village, a German tradition started by her ancestors, which continues with her children and grandchildren.

She was a lifelong member of the Nazarene Church where she had taught Sunday School, Junior Church, and Vacation Bible School. She was also a member of the Bucyrus Garden Club.

Dorothy never wavered in her faith and now rejoices in heaven, fellowshipping with Jesus and greeting all of the friends and family who preceded her in death. She will be greatly missed, but we will see her again in heaven.

A service celebrating Dorothy's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 16 at Wise Funeral Service with a private burial to take place in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made payable to CABI (Church Association of Bible Instruction) and these gifts will be accepted through the funeral home.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dorothy M. Bowersock, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

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