Mary Radebaugh Bowles
April 4, 2011


Life Legacy

BOWLES, MARY RADEBAUGH, 87, peacefully entered eternal rest in Christ at her daughter’s home, surrounded by family, Monday, April 4, 2011. Born in Elkton, Maryland, July 26, 1923 to Albert Radebaugh and Ruth Preston Radebaugh she was a Quaker and of the Christian faith. She had been a lifelong member of the Little Falls Meeting of Belair, Maryland. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Raymond R. (Ray Ray) Bowles; and her son Terry Bowles. She was a graduate of Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA and lived in Spokane, WA before moving to Sebring, FL in 1965. Mary was the secretary of the Greater Chamber of Commerce for several years, together with working alongside the Ulmans for the Sebring 12 Hour Races. She finalized her career working for Florida Power, wherein she retired in 1988. She enjoyed many hobbies especially a love for sewing focusing on embroidery work. After her husband’s death in 2006 she continued to live at her daughter’s home where she developed a fondness for quilting, while enjoying her newest great granddaughters, Olivia and Cheyenne. She is survived by her son, Ray (Maria) Bowles of Colville, WA; her son, Al (Lucinda) Bowles and her twin daughters, Mary (Bob) Stephens and Barbara (Dennis) Riles all of Sebring. Along with nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 11:00 am, Friday at Morris Funeral Chapel with the family receiving friends 30 minutes before. Memorials are requested to Cornerstone Hospice, 2590 Havendale Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33881 or The Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 1596, Sebring, FL 33871. Guestbook. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, Fl.

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Preceded In Death By

Raymond R. (Ray Ray) Bowles, Husband
Terry Bowles, Son

Survived By

Ray (Maria) Bowles, Son
Al (Lucinda) Bowles, Son
Mary (Bob) Stephens, Daughter
Barbara (Dennis) Riles, Daughter
nine grandchildren
fourteen great grandchildren


Place of Birth: Elkton, MD
Date Of Birth: July 26, 1923
Place of Death: Sebring, FL
Date of Death: April 4, 2011
Organizations:Greater Chamber of Commerce


A memorial service 11 am Friday
With family receiving
friends 30 minutes before
at Morris Funeral Chapel


04/06/2011 - Debra Carr Kahn
Mary was my adopted mom thru my teenage and early twenties. She was always one step ahead of her generation, she viewed the world with wisdom and compassion. I really admired her for taking on the world and standing up for her beliefs, before it was acceptable for women to speak up. She was determined that her daughters would have a different world and that they would have the ability to stand tall. Did you know Mary preformed weddings? She married Vernon and me way back in 1973. We did have to start and restart the ceremony a couple of times, but she was perfect. I love her so and I have so many memories that have influenced my life, my prayers and thoughts are with you all. Your mom was the best!