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Bertha Petroll Bowman

February 8, 1923

Obituary

 

 

Bertha Petroll Bowman, formerly of Kennett Square passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Jenner's Pond.  She was 97 years old.  Born in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Fritz E. Petroll and the late Anna Bradin Ogle Petroll.

Bertha was an avid reader and an admirer of art and gardens.  Sitting among the books and paintings that filled her home and among the flowers that filled her yard brought her great joy.  She loved gathering family and friends around the table for a meal in the home that she shared for sixty years with her late husband, Bradford Bowman and many will fondly remember her famous potato casserole and apple pie.  Her quick wit and lively spirit will be dearly missed, but her remarkable love for her family and friends will live on in their memories.

Bertha was the beloved wife of the late Bradford Wilson Bowman, Sr. {2018}; mother of Bradford W. Bowman, Jr. and his wife Linda and Andrew Bowman and his wife Sandy; grandmother of Brittany Bowman, Sonya Bowman, Lauren Bowman and Tyler Bowman; sister of Fritz "Pete" Petroll, Jr. (Pat) and Walter O. Petroll (Barbara).  In addition to her parents, Bertha was predeceased by siblings, William Frederick Petroll, Ann P. Crowe-Gonser, Elsie Petroll Johnson and Margaret "Peggy" Belt.

A viewing will be from 10:00AM until 11:00AM with a funeral service at 11:00AM on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the LONGWOOD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION of MATTHEW GENEREUX, 913 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square.  Burial with follow the service in Longwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bertha's name may be made to the Longwood Fire Company, 1001 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA 19348 www.longwoodfireco.com  

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Services

Viewing
Monday
February 17, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Longwood Funeral Home
913 East Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Funeral Service
Monday
February 17, 2020

11:00 AM
Longwood Funeral Home
913 East Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA 19348

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