A. Eileen Bowsher

October 10, 1932 - October 29, 2021
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A. Eileen Bowsher, age 89 of Cridersville, passed at 11:35 a.m., Friday, October 29, 2021 at Burton’s Ridge. She was born October 10, 1932 in Lima, Ohio to the late John Zetus and Roxy Murl Hathaway Numbers. On July 28, 1952 she married Donald Eugene Bowsher, Sr., who passed July 6, 1989.

Mrs. Bowsher was a homemaker, seamstress at Artex, a babysitter, and sold Tupperware. She was a member of the Rousculp Church of Christ where she had been very active and a member of the Trinity Chapter 16, Order of the Eastern Star. Her hobbies included crocheting, baking, painting, sewing, and reading.

Her family includes 4 children – Jeanette K. Bonsky of Massillon, Ohio; Donald Eugene (Sherry) Bowsher, Jr. of Lima; Cathy Kennedy, deceased; Julie A. (Casey) Topping of Cridersville; 9 grandchildren – Shanna (Tim) Hisey; Bob (Julie) Bowsher; Casey ‘CJ’ (Lorri) Topping; Tom (Deanna) Bowsher; Amanda (Joseph) Laing; Jon (Amanda) Bowsher; Andy Bonsky; Danny Bowsher; Kassi (Caleb) Jacob; and 16 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a great granddaughter – Lillian Hope Topping; 2 brothers – Meredith Numbers and an infant brother ; 2 sisters – Ada Taviano and Gladys Bowsher; and a son-in-law – James Bonsky.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home and an hour before the services Thursday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Pastor Kenny Rader will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society; Interim Care; or Burton’s Ridge.

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Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Service Information

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: October 10, 1932
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