Theda Rose Bowers


ORISKANY, NY — Theda Rose Bowers, 74, of Oriskany, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by the love of her family on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

She was born on August 29, 1948, in Sacramento, CA, a daughter of the late William C. and Beatrice (Scalzo) Bowers.

She was a graduate of Oriskany Central Schools. She was a member of the former St. Stephens Catholic Church in Oriskany.

She was employed with the Oriskany Public Library where she served tirelessly for 34 years. The Library was the center of her life. She had a deep passion for reading. She was involved in many fund raisers and also volunteered much of her free time.

She is survived by her sister, Joan Bowers Koons of Oriskany, and a brother, Robert (Wendy Hughes) Bowers, also of Oriskany; her nieces and nephews, Donald Koons, Kandi Haas, Karen Bell, and Robert Bowers; also many great-nieces, nephews, and cousins including a special cousin Rosemarie Koss.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Dimbleby Funeral Homes Inc., 40 Main St. Whitesboro.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Oriskany Public Library, 621 Utica St., PO Box 428, Oriskany, NY 13424 in her memory.

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