Marilyn Mason Bowen

Published 1:08 am Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Marilyn Mason Bowen, age 76, a former resident of Bath and most recently of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the Carrol S. Roberson Hospice Center in Fayetteville.

Ms. Bowen was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 24, 1935, the daughter of the late Rom L. and Elizabeth Paul Mason. She graduated from Bath High School and attended East Carolina for two years. Ms. Bowen was a bookkeeper and worked for John Deere until her retirement after 50 years of service. She was a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ in Bath.

Ms. Bowen is survived by a sister, Polly Mason Strickland and husband Sheldon of Fayetteville; nieces and nephews, Ronnie B. Mason, Margaret M. Garnes, Linda Mason, Pat Shannon, Marc Strickland and Elizabeth Strickland. She was preceded in death by a brother Roland B. Mason.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Clair’s Church of Christ in Bath, officiated by pastor Craig Hagen.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Clair’s Church of Christ, 9814 N.C. Highway 99S Bath, NC 27808 or Home Bound Ministries at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Westmont Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28305.

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Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Bowen family.