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James N. Bowers

James N. Bowers, age 82, of Columbus OH, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019 at The Kobacker House surrounded by loving family. He was born in Logan, OH on February 8, 1937 to the late Washington Sr. and Florence (Mauk) Bowers. James married Lynda L. Virden on July 16, 1960. The two shared 58 wonderful years together.

He was a lifelong Buckeye fan and served as an O.S.U. Red Coat for 43 years.

Preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Louise, Ruth Ann, Betty, Washington Jr. and Richard.

Survived by loving wife, Lynda; children, Nickolas (Megan Flanagan), Sarah (Steve) Reinhart and Joshua (Becky); 3 grandchildren, Olivia, Anna and Daniel; and step-granddaughter, Caity Williams.

In keeping with James’s wishes, a cremation will take place. No services have been planned for this time. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 or The Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Dr., Columbus, OH 43214  .


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  • Judy A. Redd says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My Great Grand Parents, whose last name was Bowers moved to St. Catherine’s Canada around 1878, with 13 children, from Staffordshire, England. The Bowers moved to the US, Thru Pennsylvania, West Virginia, into Ohio. I am certain we are family. My condolences.

  • John Stroefer says:

    Very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always brought a smile to my face. We shared a love of OSU sports and Freemasonry. My condolences to the family.

  • Sue Barker says:

    Lynda, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and love are with you and your family.

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