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Vera G. Bowles

By T.J. Woodward
Jun 4, 2012, 11:10am

Vera G. Bowles, 89 of Warsaw formerly of Perry died, June 2, 2012 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw. She was born in Mt. Morris, on January 27, 1923 to the late Stanford (Melva Bates) VanDorn. She was a graduate of Nunda Central School. She worked as a secretary for Letchworth State Park, Letchworth Central School, and retired from Iroquois Central School School in 1978. She was a 54 year member of the United Church of Christ in Castile, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw, the YMCA, and Silver and Gold Club in Castile. and was a member of the former Monday Club. She was an avid NY Yankees fan, she enjoyed doing needlework, oil painting, and loved to travel. She is preceded in death by two husbands Ralph S. Gibson who died in 1977 and Richard I. Bowles who died in 1999.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Geralyn L. (Edwin) Law of Perry, Catherine J. (Raymond) Gorecki of Lancaster, 2 Sons: Robert S. (Marguerite Moore) Gibson of Varysburg, Brian D. (Judy) Gibson of Livonia, 2 stepchildren: H. Michael (Peggy) Bowles of Maine, NY,  Lisa (Michael) Doyle of Chenango Forks, NY, 1 sister: Norma (Donald) Gibson of Honeoye Falls, 6 grandchildren: Nathan, Benjamin (Kim) , Sally, Amanda, Jessica, and Alex Gibson along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday June 7th at the United Church of Christ in Castile at 11:00 A.M. Interment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Nunda.

Memorials may be made to the United Church of Christ in Castile.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.


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