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March 04, 2024

Ruth Bowman Clontz

Ruth Bowman Clontz

Ruth Bowman Clontz, 91, of Bethlehem, passed away after a brief illness on October 20, 2021, at Carolina Caring Hospice.

She was born on May 31, 1930, to Lorenzo and Blanche Bowman. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and faithful Jehovah’s Witness.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Harold Clontz; daughter, Sue Clontz; brothers, Paul, Hal, Claude, Ernest and Clarence Bowman; and sisters, Hazel Dagenhart, Ethel Shook, and Mabel Barger.

Those left to cherish her memory are daughter, Joyce Lail of the home; son, David (Joye) Clontz of Hampstead; granddaughters, Tabatha (Jody) Carlton of Hickory, Katrina (Anthony) Bledsoe of Yale, April Clontz of Florida, and Courtney Lail of the home; grandsons, Damion (Cynthia) Lail of Hickory, and Nickolas Lail of Hickory; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; brothers, Lynn (Naomi) Bowman of Bethlehem, and Bruce Bowman of Bethlehem; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held via Zoom on November 13, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

Memorial gifts may be made to Branch Headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses at or Carolina Caring Hospice of Catawba County.

Arrangements by Tribute and Tallent Funerals and Cremations.


  1. Marlene Spencer on October 25, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    My precious Ruth, it was a great honor and privilege to have known this precious lady for 39 years 💜 Ruth always called Johnny and I her children, she was one of the most hospitable ladies I’ve ever known ❤ She always gave from her heart ❤ Can’t wait till our wonderful God Jehovah resurrects her back in perfect health. JOHN 5: 28,29.

  2. Tabatha Carlton on October 29, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    I sure will miss you grandma and love you always.

  3. Joan johnson on November 3, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Ruth, you are so fondly remembered. We all look forward to that wonderful promise at Rev 21: 3+4. Soon we will all see you again. Prayers for all the family.

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