Betty Lou Bowling

August 7, 1929March 7, 2014
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Betty Lou (Corey) Bowling, age 84, passed away on Friday, March 07, 2014 in Canton, Ohio. She was born in Canton on August 7, 1929 to Murval and Garnet (Ferguson) Corey. Betty was a graduate of McKinley High School and attended North Industry Christian Church. She owned and operated Family Fare Restaurant for a number of years. Betty loved animals, mystery shows, Jeopardy, bowling, tennis, crocheting, family games, was an avid Ohio State fan and followed local football teams.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Rebecca Manley; and sisters, Gladys Spillman and Helen White. Betty is survived by her husband, Lowell Bowling; daughters, Debra Bowling and Shirley (Jeffrey) Gerberry; son-in-law, Patrick Manley; grandchildren, Sarah Manley, Andrew, Alex and Evan Gerberry; sisters, Virginia Bricker, Mary Zavarelli, and Jackie Paulus; brother, Murval Corey Jr., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Karlo-Libby Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 at North Industry Christian Church, 425 45th St SW, Canton, OH 44706 with Pastor Steve Kimbrel officiating. Private burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Industry Christian Church.

Arrangements under the direction of Karlo-Libby Funeral Home, Canton, OH.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 9, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 10, 2014

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Cathy Barber

March 11, 2014

So sorry to hear about Mrs. Bowling's passing. I have many found memories of spending time at the Bowling house during my high school and college years. So very glad that Shirley and I remained friends and she kept me updated during this very difficult time for your family.

March 9, 2014

L.B., Deb, and Shirley My heart is with you all. Love you Aunt Dottie

Jennifer White-Spencer

March 8, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear of Aunt Betty's passing. May god help strengthen you Uncle L.B., Shirley, Debbie and family. My thoughts are with you.

Leah Bates

March 8, 2014

Thinking of you and your family. Prayers.

March 8, 2014

Debby and family, please accept our deepest sympathy. We are thinking of you all. Take comfort in knowing she is in Gods loving care.

Love Linda and Dick Fowler


March 8, 2014

Deb, I am sorry to hear about Betty. I loved seeing her smiling face and talking to her in the office. You and Lowell are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bob & Elsie Borland

March 8, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

March 8, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you . Her smile will forever fill our hearts. Love to all of you. Betty Spehar