Ruth Bowers

EAST LIVERPOOL — Ruth Ann Bowers, 87, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Brave, Pa., after a lengthy illness.

Born in East Liverpool on Jan. 20, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Emmett and Mary (Hart) Johnson, and had lived most of her life in this area.

She had been employed as a decaler at Modern Glass for 15 years, retiring in 1998, and worked for the Board of Elections for 15 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Leonard “Len” Bowers; a son, James Biro; a daughter, Candy Lyn Biro; and three brothers.

Survivors include two daughters, Penny Sue Tennent of Brave, Pa., and Teresa Ann Brown of East Liverpool; hree stepdaughters, Jane Russell, Carolyn Moore, and Debbie Wilson; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Private family services are being held at the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home in Calcutta. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for funeral expenses.