Deanna Genevieve Bowman


Deanna Genevieve Bowman, 71, of Rio, left this world for heaven on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Winchester Medical Center.
Born on Sept. 30, 1947, in Honolulu, Hawaii, she is the daughter of the late Joseph M. Lapinski and Genevieve H. (Machado) Lapinski.
She is preceded in death by her beloved son, Shawn M. Bowman, and brother, Douglas Lapinski. Deanna found comfort in knowing she would someday be reunited with her son, brother, and parents in heaven.
Deanna graduated in 1965 from Farrington High School in Honolulu. She worked from home raising her boys until joining MRC Bearings, an SKF company in Falconer, New York, as a metallurgical engineer for 32 years where she was loved and respected by all who knew her. She retired five years ago to spend time with her grandchildren and travel between her family farm in Rio and winter home in Sun City Center, Fla. She attended Sperry's Run United Methodist Church.
Deanna was an avid golfer, playing 25 years at Conewango Valley Country Club in Warren, Pa., where she scored two hole-in-ones and won several tournaments.
Deanna married James Edward Bowman Sr. on April 16, 1966, in Cumberland. Deanna and Jim raised two children, James Jr. and Shawn, in Jamestown, N.Y., where they lived for 40 years before retiring to West Virginia and Florida.
Surviving is her husband of 53 years, James Edward Bowman Sr.; one son, James E. Bowman Jr. and wife, Dana, of Winchester, Va.; two sisters, Phyllis Luman and husband, Michael, of Florida, and Janine Feinberg, of Michigan; one brother, Evan Lapinski and wife, Heidi, of Michigan; five grandchildren, Ashley Matheson, Alea Bowman and Jonathon Bowman, all of Virginia, Loudan Bowman and Brayden Bowman, of Maryland; and one great-granddaughter, Darcy, of Virginia. Above all else, Deanna loved her family; her grandchildren fondly referred to her as "Granny."
The family will receive friends at the McKee Funeral Home in Baker, W.Va., on Friday, June 28, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at Sperry's Run United Methodist Church in Rio on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Cheryl George and Pastor Aaron Hines officiating.
All arrangements are being handled by the McKee Funeral Home of Baker.
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The Weatherholt Family Cumberland MD
Jun 26, 2019
To Loudan and Brayden,
Our family would like you to know that we are keeping you in our prayers and thinking about you during this sad time.
Bob, Becky, Rob, Arthur