Bowen, Jessie Jo
Birth: Wednesday, June 23, 1926 in Tiffin, Ohio
Residence: Huntingtown, Maryland
Death: Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the age of 93
Laid to Rest: in the Asbury Cemetery, Barstow, Maryland
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Jessie Jo Bowen, 93, of Huntingtown, MD passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at her daughter and son-in-laws home surrounded by family. Jessie Jo was born in Tiffin, Ohio on June 23, 1926. She was the 2nd child of four children, born to Harry & Mary Elizabeth Litzenberger. She lived on a large farm with her family until the age of 13 when they moved to Washington D.C. She graduated from Central High School in 1944 and began working as a Secretary at World News Report in D.C.
In 1946, on a trip to Calvert County with a friend, she met and later married the love of her life, Arthur Bowen. They raised two children, Bonnie and Jay, while living in Huntingtown. She returned to work as a Secretary for the Draft Board in Prince Frederick and then the Federal Government. Following that job she began her political career where she served as Treasurer for Calvert County for twenty years, having been elected five times to that position and as Judge of the Orphans Court for twelve years which was also an elected position. During those years she was actively involved in many civic and charitable organizations.
She loved her family and the Lord and served her church in many capacities. She enjoyed gathering with family and friends; being active whether it was playing cards, going to McDonalds, or anything that involved being around people. There wasn't a person she saw that wouldn't receive a big "Hello, I'm Jessie Jo".
Jessie Jo was preceded in death by her husband J. Arthur Bowen, son Jay Bowen, grand son-in-law Kris McCarthy, sisters Anna Mary Lonning and Martha Jane Spalding, and a brother Harold Litzenberger. She is survived by her daughter Bonnie Bowen McGuffin and husband Ritchie B. of Huntingtown, daughter-in-law Terry Bowen of Huntingtown, grandchildren John McGuffin and Joy McCarthy, both of Huntingtown, and Lauren Bowen Holt and husband Chris of Rockville, MD., and great-grandchildren Morgan and Ryan McGuffin and Cole, Carson, and Carly McCarthy. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.