Rosanna Flesher Bowlby, 83 - Spencer

Rosanna Flesher Bowlby, known by family and close friends as "Bobo", passed away peacefully, Thursday morning, December 25, 2014 at the Roane General Hospital, Spencer, after a short illness.

She was born December 27, 1930 in Pennsboro, a daughter of the late Clarence and Blanch Simonton Flesher.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, James, Bo, Jack and Lawrence Flesher; a son-in-law, Mike Shaver.

Rosanna was a member of the Spencer Church of Christ. She was a homemaker who truly enjoyed her home, spending time with her family and grandkids, cooking, flower gardening and keeping her flock of feathered friends, fish and other critters that inhabited their property abundantly fed.

She enjoyed daily reading her Bible and commentaries and taking a two mile walk from her home to the hospital and back. Through the years, she enjoyed working with children, volunteering her time in a private church kindergarten, the local school system and our local library.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Richard Bowlby, Sr.; four loving children, Richard Bowlby, Jr. and his wife Pamela of Stanton, KY, Rhea Shaver of Seymour TN, Floyd Bowlby and his wife, Jeanette of Ripley WV, Robert Bowlby and his wife, Sarah of Miami FL; seven grandchildren, Ernie, Sasha and Brianna Bowlby of Kentucky, Ross Shaver and his wife, Amanda of Tennessee, Maggie and Matt Bowlby of West Virginia, Austin Bowlby of Florida; one great granddaughter, Gracie Faith Shaver of Tennessee.

In honoring Rosanna's request, there will be a private family graveside service Monday at the Eventide Cemetery, Spencer, with Minister John Rockhold, III officiating.

The family wishes to especially thank the caring staff of both the CAMC General Hospital and the Roane General Hospital for their assistance.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Roane General Hospital, 200 Hospital Drive, Spencer, WV 25276.

John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

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