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Loretta June Bowen Arthur
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1935
Covington City
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 2009
Virginia, USA

Loretta June Bowen Arthur, 74, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, after a courageous 17 year battle with lymphoma. Born in Covington on September 2, 1935, she was the daughter of Paul and Violet Bowen. Loretta will be remembered for her selflessness, always preferring the interests of others above her own desires. Her strength, compassion and kindness live on in the lives of those she loved. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 55 years, Kenneth Arthur; her children and their spouses, Kathy and Onix Robertson, Connie and Terry Kuhn, Wanda and Ed Burdette, and Mark and Gloria Arthur. Loretta treasured her relationship with her grandson and the light of her life, Carter Robertson. She is survived by her brother, Theodore (Ted) Bowen and his wife, Dorothy; brother, Ryland (Sug) Bowen; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Loretta graduated from Covington High School, attended National Business College and retired from Roanoke County Schools. She was a devoted member of Ninth Street Church of the Brethren where she was active in hospitality and taught Sunday School for many years. She was an avid reader, a skilled homemaker and cook. She loved to travel, and especially enjoyed vacation cruises with Kenneth. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Ninth Street Church of the Brethren, 1103 Ninth Street, SE, Roanoke, Va. 24013. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to Dr. Mallidi and the Blue Ridge Cancer Center, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Oncology and CCU staff. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2009, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel with Pastor Patrick Starkey officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 7, 2009, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221.

Published in the Roanoke Times on 11/6/2009
Family links: 
  Paul Payne Bowen (1913 - 1974)
  Violet Bowen Bush Davis (1917 - 2004)
  Kenneth E. Arthur (1932 - ____)*
  Loretta June Bowen Arthur (1935 - 2009)
  Theodore Payne Bowen (1937 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
Roanoke City
Virginia, USA
Created by: Randy Shepherd
Record added: Nov 05, 2009
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Loretta June <i>Bowen</i> Arthur
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