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Leathy, daughter of John S. and Mariah Robison, was born in Pickaway county, near Mt. Sterling, December 27, 1843, and departed Nov. 10, 1914, at the age of 70 years, 10 months, and 13 days. She was converted and united with the Antioch Christian church when young and lived and died in fellowship with Christ and his followers.

She was united in marriage with Marion Gilliland, Apr. 7, 1864, and was favored with one son, Chas. Gilliland. Both father and son preceded her. She was married to Rev. Henry Bower in Dennison U.B. Church, Oct. 7, 1866. This union was favored with one son, J. L. Bower, and two daughters, Mrs. Eva Alice Wickell and Mrs. Lulu May, wife of Mr. O. E. Loofbourrow.

There remain to mourn their great loss besides the devoted husband and loving children, one brother, ten grandchildren, one great grand child and a large circle of relatives and friends.

Sister Bower was an intelligent, devoted wife and indulgent mother, always deeply interested in the happiness of her home, and the welfare of her loved ones.

She was a true Christian, much in love with the work of her husband and her church and did what she could to help in the great mission of winning men to Jesus. Those who knew her best loved her most and their hearts will feel the keenest pain.

The departed was in poor health for several years and had a premonition that her stay here with her loved ones would be short. She set her house fully in order, made arrangements for her funeral and burial. She passed suddenly and quietly away without a pang leaving to her loved ones the rich legacy of an upright Christian life.

Asleep in Jesus, O for me
May such a blissful portion be;
Securely shall my ashes lie
Waiting the summons from on high.

Funeral services were held in the Christian church Friday at 10 o'clock a.m. by Rev. H. J. Duckworth D.D. assisted by Rev. McCracken and Rev. Hill after which the burial was made in Pleasant Cemetery.


We sincerely thank all our friends who so kindly assisted us at the death, funeral and burial of our beloved wife and mother; to the S.T.S. class, No 6 and all others for their contribution of beautiful flowers.

Henry Bower and Children

Contributor: Ann Bower
Contributor's Notes: Leathy Robison Gilliland Bower was the contributor's great grandmother. Newspaper in which this obituary appeared may have been the Mount Sterling Tribune.

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All genealogists in your area are invited to the following free workshop:

Ohio Chapter Palatines to America German Genealogy Free German Genealogy Workshop

Saturday, August 17, 2013, 10:00 AM 12:30 PM
Chillicothe-Ross County Library, 140 South Paint Street, Chillicothe, Ohio, Phone: 740-702-4145,
Featured Speaker:Ernest Thode
Session 1: Beginning Your German Research
Session 2: German Migration to America
Pre-registration is not necessary.
Everyone is welcome.

Thank you,
Richard E. Hartle
Publicity Chairman
Ohio Chapter PalAm

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