Sonja Jayne Smathers, 75, of Clarksburg, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at Indiana Regional Medical Center after a long illness.
A daughter of the late James Clair and Betty Jane Craig Bowman, she was born Aug. 2, 1943, in Indiana.
Sonja was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed taking care of her family and her many cats throughout her life.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 55 years, John C. Smathers, of Clarksburg; two sons: James C. Smathers and wife Nancy, of New Alexandria; Donald L. Smathers and wife Lorelei, of Kittanning; a brother, Harold Bowman, of Indiana; five grandchildren: Justin and Dylan Smathers; Claire, Glenn and Ava Smathers; several great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Renny Bowman; and her uncle and aunts: Donald L. Bowman, Margaret Bowman and Dorothy Bowman.
Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson-Lytle, Inc., where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with Pastor Chris Enoch officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.