March 9, 1925 - January 30, 2017

Vernie V. Bowman age, 91 met her Lord and Savior on Monday January 30, 2017.
She was born on March 9, 1925 to Millard and Serafine (Tester) McElyea in
Wise County, Virginia. She moved to Lake County at the age of 26.
Vernie was a homemaker, loved tending to Butch’s garden, enjoyed cooking, and meeting
With her senior friends for dinner once a month. She was a founding member of the
Lake Erie Church of God for 51 years.
She is survived by sons Bob (Diane) Bowman of Ocala, Florida, and Eddie (Sarah) Bowman of Canton, Ga.
Don Bowman of Perry, Daughters: Wanda (Butch) Dalrymple of Painesville, Alice Bowman of
Plainfield, Indiana, Diana Hyde of Mentor, Lana (Nick) Merlino of Rome, Ohio,
Stella (Paul) Lengyel of Concord, 20 Grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 2 on the way,
6 great great grandchildren and 1 on the way, Niece Marcella Grisby and Nephew Douglas McElyea,
She is preceded in death by her daughter Shirley L. Maupin, and Brother Milburn McElyea. Great
grandchildren Lisa and Timothy Mann.
Visitation is from 5-8 PM Thursday at the Lake Erie Church of God 3050 Antioch Rd. Perry, Ohio 44081.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday February 3, 2017 with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM
Til the time of the funeral Service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Lake Erie Church of God
Building Fund. Potti Funeral Homes are handling the arrangements.


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