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Ruth E. Bowes

December 10, 1946 — December 18, 2022


Ruth E. Bowes, 76, of Ridgway, died on Sunday, December 18, 2022, at Penn Highland Dubois after a brief illness.

She was born on December 10, 1946, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Frank J. and Eleanor Przybylski Simchick

On June 3, 1972, she married Mike Bowes, who survives.

Ruth was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School and a member of St. Leos Church. She retired from Elk Regional Hospital. Ruth loved spending time with her grandchildren and being their biggest fan at their sporting events.

In addition to her husband of 50 years, she is survived by a son, Aaron Bowes and his wife Colleen of Kersey, a daughter, Suzi Cotter and her husband Joe of Bellefonte, 6 grandchildren: Maddie, Sam, Maria, Talia, Frank, Zelia. She is also survived by a sister, Dorothy Mitchel and her husband Tom of St. Marys, a sister-in-law, Rosalyn Simchick, a brother-in-law, Terry Myer and his wife Sandy of Kane.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by 2 children in infancy; Laura and Travis Bowes, 3 brothers; Cy, Joe (Mary Ann), and Rich (Georginia) Simchick, 2 sisters, Lucy Myer and Cathy (Cliff)Snyder.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Ruth E. Bowes will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 11:00AM at St. Leo Magnus Church, 111 Depot Street, Ridgway, PA 15853, with Fr. Justin Pino as celebrant.

Burial will follow at St. Leos Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Krise Funeral Home, Ridgway, on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, from 6:00PM until 8:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Leo Magnus Church.

Krise Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences can be made at

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