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Betty Bowman Winegard

March 9, 1938 July 24, 2019
Betty Bowman Winegard
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Obituary for Betty Bowman Winegard

Betty Bowman Winegard, 81, of Grottoes, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Memory Lane Assisted Living in Woodstock.

Betty was born in Port Republic on March 9, 1938, a daughter of the late John Harry and Kathleen (Groah) Bowman.

She worked at General Electric for 24 Years, Genicom Corp for 6 years, and retired from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. She had also worked as a realtor in Harrisonburg-Rockingham area. She was a member of Port Republic United Methodist Church. She graduated from Montevideo High School, Class of 1956, and attended Dunsmore Business College and then received an Honor Graduate of Business from The National Association and Council of Business.

She was united in marriage on July 23, 1960, to Claude Winegard, who survives.

Betty is also survived by a daughter, Robin Winegard; son, Roger Winegard and wife, Mary Anne, of Singers Glen; brothers, Joe Bowman and wife, Jean, of Port Republic, and William "Billy" Bowman and wife, Vera, of Penn Laird; grandchildren, William Earl Miller, Lauryn Rachel Winegard, Jillian Nicole Winegard, and Madison Kline.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by four brothers, Johnny Benton Bowman, Robert Lynn Bowman, George Harry Bowman, and Galen Groah Bowman; three sisters-in-law, Peggy Grainger Bowman, Bobbie Jean (Barbara) Showalter Bowman, and Patricia (Pat) Thompson Bowman.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 PM Monday, July 29, 2019, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes.
A memorial service will be conducted 12 PM, Tuesday, July, 30, 2019, at Port Republic United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jim Joyner officiating. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grottoes Fire Department, PO Box 67, Grottoes, VA 24441 and/or Grottoes Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1187, Grottoes, VA 24441

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7:00 PM 7/29/2019 7:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/29/2019 8:00:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes
Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes

memorial service




12:00 PM 7/30/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 7/30/2019 1:00:00 PM
Port Republic United Methodist Church

8525 Water Street
Port Republic, VA 24471

Rev. Jim Joyner officiating. Burial will be private.

Port Republic United Methodist Church
8525 Water Street Port Republic 24471 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Grottoes Fire Department

PO Box 67
Grottoes, VA 24441

Grottoes Rescue Squad

PO Box 1187
Grottoes, VA 24441

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