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Mark L. Bower


Mark Lee Bower, 59, of Circleville, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chillicothe.

He was born on Nov. 16, 1955, in Chillicothe, the son of Wayne and Norma (Whitten) Bower.

He was a lifelong farmer, a 1974 graduate of Logan Elm High School and an avid musician and balloonist.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece, Blair Wilson.

Mark is survived by his wife, Cathy (Gumm) Bower; children, Krista (David) Mack, Kevin (Jeanie) Clifton and Shawn Clifton (Tasha); grandchildren, Alexander, Caden, Kaylee, Kianna, Shyanne, Cayden, Michael, Alex, Tesla and Austin; sister, Beth Hedges; and by father and mother-in-law, Darwin Ralph and Shelby Jean Gumm.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2015, at the Wellman Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Benner officiating. Burial will follow in Hitler Ludwig Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the funeral home.

Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal