Velma G. (Pratt) Bowen, 96, of Kenova, WV, passed away on July 6, 2021, at Stonerise nursing home in Bridgeport, WV.
She was born December 30, 1924 in Kenova, WV to Garland and Hazel Ward Pratt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Bowen in 2000, her sister Jenny LeMaster, and brother Warren Pratt.
She is survived by her loving son James Darrell Bowen and wife Kay of Bridgeport, her loving, daughter Barbara J. Boren and her husband Doug of Charlotte, N.C. Surving also is her younger brother Buddy Pratt, Kenova, WV, grandchildren: Amy Brown(husband John), and Andrea Williams (husband Darren) of Morgantown, WV; Stephanie Smith, of Indian Trail, N.C., Melody Belcher, husband Jason of Mint Hill, N.C.; great grandchildren Justin, Drew and Kate Williams, Sophia and Sarah Brown, Tyler Webb, Audrey Smith, Owen and Mackenzie Belcher.
Velma was a 1942 graduate of C-K High School, and business college. She was Executive Secretary for The Huntington Hospital where she retired after 44 years. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Kenova. She enjoyed family dinners, playing golf, cards with longtime friends, dancing, attending Marshall football games and visiting with friends at The American Legion.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Stonerise (formerly Meadowview Manor) in Bridgeport for their care and kindness.
Friends and family will be received at Rollins Funeral Home, 1822 Chestnut Street, Kenova, WV on Saturday, July 10th, 2021 from 12-2 pm. Funeral Service will held at 2 pm with Dr. Mike Hopkins officiating.
The internment will follow at Docks Creek Cemetery.