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Gretchen Louise (Bowman) Harshman

October 8, 1962 ~ August 29, 2019 (age 56)


Lisbon- Gretchen L. (Bowman) Harshman, 56, of Middle Beaver Rd., passed away Thursday morning from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Columbiana.


Gretchen was born October 8, 1962 in Salem, a daughter of Dean E. and Mary Ann (Zaplata) Bowman.


A graduate of Beaver Local High School and the Carlisle School of Business in Pittsburgh, Gretchen worked as a Pharmacy Technician at the former K-Mart in Calcutta.  She also worked and helped care for the animals on the family farm.


She will be fondly remembered for her sarcastic, yet joking manner and that she enjoyed making crafts and reading.


In addition to her parents of Lisbon, she leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and Kevin Fodrey of Ravenna; her granddaughter, Lisa Fodrey; sisters, Becky (Scott) Lease of Salem, Kathy Bowman of Garrettsville and Jenny (Mike) McIntyre of Lisbon; her aunt and uncle, Jewel and Chuck Stauffer of Lisbon; several nephews, and many cousins.


The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation from 3pm to 5pm, Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Williamsport Chapel, 12834 Leslie Rd., Lisbon, just off State Route 7, six miles south of Rogers.  A memorial service celebrating Gretchen’s Life will follow at 5pm with Kelli Hephner officiating.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


Friends may also view Gretchen’s memorial tribute page and send condolences at  



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Memorial Visitation
September 7, 2019

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Williamsport Chapel
12834 Leslie Rd.
Lisbon, OH 44432

Memorial Service
September 7, 2019

5:00 PM
Williamsport Chapel
12834 Leslie Rd.
Lisbon, OH 44432


American Heart Association
300 S. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 1200, Chicago IL 60606-6637
Tel: 1-800-242-8721

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