Vernita M. (Suzy) “Sue” Bowen, 78, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY – Vernita M. (Suzy) “Sue” Bowen, 78, passed away peacefully at her sister’s home on Liberty Street in West Carthage on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Carthage, NY, due to complications with Covid-19.

Suzy was born on Nov. 4, 1943, in Carthage, NY, to the Late Esther C. (Yerdon) & Carlton Elmer Shampine and graduated in 1962 from Carthage Central School.

She worked as a meat cutter for A&P in Watertown, NY, up until early retirement due to her disability.

She married Roscoe Ward “Skip” Bowen on July 22, 1995. They were kindred spirits – both spirited and feisty, and truly adored one another. Mr. Bowen died on Oct. 29, 2021. Sue was so family oriented she loved spending time with her beloved nieces and nephews, she also enjoyed knitting and going hunting.

The couple most recently resided in Watertown.

She is survived by her step children, Brian Bowen, Brenda Chalecki, Beverly Gionet, Beth Jepsen, Betty Weseman, Corey Bowen, Chad Bowen, Michael Bowen; two sisters, Christine (William) Countryman of Carthage; Doreen (the late Frederick) Hall of Ellenton, Florida; a brother, Vernard H. “Butch” (Kathy) Shampine, of Florida; as well as several step- grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, no public services will be held at this time. Her and her husband Skip will be buried and services will be held privately by the family in Connecticut.

Arrangements are with Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc..

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