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Alma Bourne

Bourne, Alma Macil (Clevenger), age 100, passed away November 4, 2017 in Germantown, OH surrounded by her loving family.  She was born July 20, 1917 in Ivydale, WV to the late Hiram and Martha (Dobbins) Clevenger.  Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Raymond, her oldest son Norman and his wife Margie who she claimed as a daughter.  7 brothers, 3 sisters, Dorsie, Raymond, Arkie, Catherine, Lester, Corley, Floda, Chlora, Clacy, and Robert Jr.  She is survived by her sons Raymond A. Bourne, Jr. of Springboro, OH, Harry L. (Janet) Bourne of Oakwood, OH, Donald W. Bourne of Germantown, OH, and her daughter Juanita I. Ringler of Farmersville, OH.  She is also survived by 11 grandchildren (Sigi, Horst, Lee, Tony, Jenny, Sarah, Erin, Josh, Brian, Doug, and Nicki) and 17 great-grandchildren whom she loved very dearly.

Alma graduated from Glenville High School in West Virginia in 1942, where she studied journalism and liked to play tennis.  She moved to Dayton, OH and worked at Inland Manufacturing Co. where she met Raymond, her future husband.  She was an avid equestrian and often, after work, she would ride horses with her friends.  Raymond was persistent, and in 1944 they were married and had 5 children.  They started their own business in Farmersville, OH known as "Bourne's Auto Upholstery".  After Raymond died, she continued the auto upholstery business until she retired.  In 1979 Alma was named "Business Woman of the Year" by the University of Dayton, she was internationally known for her excellence of work and had numerous articles written about her and her upholstery business in magazines and newspapers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM, Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Arpp & Root Funeral Home, 29 N Main St. Germantown, OH with interment immediately following at Bear Creek Cemetery on N. Union Rd. in Trotwood.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10:00AM.

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MomMom, Alma (Clevenger) Bourne I shall help lay my mom to rest today Her final resting place by the love of her life, Raymond, my Dad. Our love for her will always be in our hearts And her love for her family will always be with us. Mom may not be physically with us any longer But the wisdom, strength and everything she taught us, will always be with us in our lives and in our hearts. Some here today are here to say good bye to a friend But for those of us that are her family, we will never say good bye to mom. She shall always be on our minds and in our hearts as long as we shall live. I am so lucky, for very few get to be with their moms for over 70 years. Sharing the joy of life and yes sometimes sorrow. I am here today to lay my mom to rest Where she will never feel the pain, or have the worries of so many years Of hard work and raising five children. Mom, we shall always love you and you will always be in our hearts throughout the rest of our lives.I love you Mom

Harry Bourne Nov 9 2017 12:00 AM

Thank you

Harry Bourne Nov 9 2017 12:00 AM

Thanks Don

Harry Bourne Nov 9 2017 12:00 AM

Thanks Mike

Harry Bourne Nov 9 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My mother Josephine was Arkie's youngest daughter and has spoken of her often. I wish I could have known her. Sounds like a great woman. Love to all, Cindy Hora

Cindy Hora Nov 7 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alma Bourne

Terry Wells Nov 7 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alma Bourne

Ellen and Lois Nov 7 2017 12:00 AM

To The Bourne Family! You know how much I loved my Aunt Alma as I do you all.. She was like my Sister! Gilbert, Lois, Ed and I would plan our vacations to spend time at her house, we got to see all the family at that time. We all loved her stories! Our families Heart, Spirit and Love will be there with you all at this sorrowfull time! Love you all! ELLEN

Ellen Thompson Bosworth Nov 7 2017 12:00 AM

Juanita, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Pamela Jeffrey Nov 7 2017 12:00 AM

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of the wonderful Mrs. Alma Bourne. Living such a beautiful long life no doubt has influenced many in a positive way and will be very much missed. As you cherish her lots and lots of fond memories may you also be comforted by the words of Jesus at John 5: 25, 28, 29

Clarence Etienne Nov 7 2017 12:00 AM

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