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Jamie L. Bowser

January 21, 1976 ~ August 27, 2020 (age 44)


Jamie L. Bowser, 44, of Bruin, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Thursday, August 27, 2020 shortly after his arrival in the Emergency Department at Butler Memorial Hospital. 

Jamie was born in Butler on January 21, 1976.  He was the son of Gary L. and Barbara Jean DeLoe Bowser of Bruin.  He was a 1995 graduate of Karns City Area High School and had been a member of the Bruin Fire Department.  Jamie was of the protestant faith.  He was an avid hunter and enjoyed building.  He was employed by Swank Construction Company as a foreman operator. 

In addition to his parents, Jamie is survived by his wife, Jennifer L. Derberry Bowser, whom he married in Karns City on November 8, 1997.  Three children survive, Lauren L. Bowser and her boyfriend, Dylan Schlagel of Bruin, Brittnee M. Derberry of East Brady, and Joshua J. Snow of Fairview; three grandchildren, Arabella, Landen, and Cayson.  Jamie was looking forward to the birth of his fourth grandchild, Coleson, in February.  Two brothers survive, Wesley Bowser and his wife, Melissa of Karns City, and Luther Bowser and his wife, Laura of Petrolia, as well as a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. 

Jamie was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City, 128 Main St., Karns City from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Monday.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday from the funeral home  with the Rev. Dennis Barger, pastor of Scrubgrass Stone Church in Emlenton, officiating.  Interment will be in Bear Creek Cemetery, Petrolia.  For more information, or to send a condolence, please visit

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