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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Mary E. “Betsy” Bowles, 90, of Galeton, PA.

Mary E. “Betsy” Bowles

Mary E. “Betsy” Bowles, 90, of Galeton, PA, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021 at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. 

Born April 29, 1930, in Trafford, PA, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Olive Gertrude (Mathias) Kline. On February 19, 1963, in Homestead, FL, she married Carl Bowles, who preceded her in death in 1993. Betsy was the proud owner of Kline’s Gift Shoppe in Galeton and always welcomed every customer with a smile and an offer to help them find anything they were looking for. Betsy was a member of the Galeton V.F.W. Auxiliary, she loved her dog, Duchess, and was happiest while working in her beloved gift shop. 

Surviving are a son, Russell (Tami) LaBar, Waterloo, NE; two daughters, Joanne Ross, Piketon, OH and Linda (David) Akers, Gaines; nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband and her parents, Betsy was predeceased by three daughters, Judy LaBar, Jean Thompson and Carol Schroeder; five grandchildren; three brothers, Charles, Raymond and Paul Kline; a sister, Ruth Ambrose; and a son-in-law, Roger Ross. 

A Private Graveside Service will be held at the West Hill Cemetery in Galeton. The Rev. Nate Reeve will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Teacher’s Pet Rescue. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton.

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