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Gladys Lorraine Bowman Estep

October 9, 1923 September 12, 2019
Gladys Lorraine Bowman Estep
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Gladys Lorraine Bowman Estep, 95, of Harrisonburg (formerly of Dayton) passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019 at her home.

She was born in Harrisonburg on October 9, 1923, and was a daughter of the late Elmer and Dora Lee (Ringgold) Bowman.

Gladys was a secretary for REA (now Shenandoah Valley Electric Coop) and for the Harrisonburg City School Board. She was the bookkeeper for her families farms, Mountain View Game Farm and Windy Hill Dairy Farm. She graduated from Dayton High School, class of 1941, and attended Blue Ridge Community College. She was a member of the Dayton Church of the Brethren, the Dayton American Legion Auxillary and loved playing golf, bridge and canasta.

She was united in marriage on January 11, 1946 to Paul Henry Estep, who preceded her in death on December 11, 1999.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Estep Harpine and husband Clint, son,James A. "Jim" Estep and wife Marilyn, her four grandchildren, Amber Thyson and Jack, Preston Estep and Cassidy Lospinoso, Andrea Adams and Kirk, Matt Harpine and Flora; two step grandchildren, Tim Hudock and Vijay and Angela Fekete, and ten great grandchildren, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Hazel Suter, Dortha Raish, and Vina Spencer.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday September 15, 2019 at the Dayton Cemetery, and a memorial service will follow at 4:00 PM at Dayton Church of the Brethren with Rev. Kevin Daggett officiating.

The family will receive friends following the memorial service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dayton Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 236, Dayton, VA 22821.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com.


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graveside service

Sunday

15

Sep

2:00 PM 9/15/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 9/15/2019 3:00:00 PM
Dayton Cemetery

Bowman Road (RT.732) & Cemetery Drive
Dayton, VA 22821

Dayton Cemetery
Bowman Road (RT.732) & Cemetery Drive Dayton 22821 VA
United States

memorial service

Sunday

15

Sep

4:00 PM 9/15/2019 4:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 9/15/2019 5:00:00 PM
Dayton Church of the Brethren

202 Main Street
PO Box 236
Dayton, VA 22821

Rev. Kevin Daggett officiating.

Dayton Church of the Brethren
202 Main Street Dayton 22821 VA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Dayton Cemetery Final Resting Place

Bowman Road (RT.732) & Cemetery Drive
Dayton, VA 22821

Bowman Road (RT.732) & Cemetery Drive Dayton 22821 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Dayton Church of the Brethren

PO Box 236
Dayton, VA 22821
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