BOVA, Mary Jane June 10, 2019 Mary Jane Bova, 91, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019. She was born in Roanoke, Va., to the late William Jennings Bryan and Mary Thomas Bryan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Edward Bova Sr.; infant son; and brothers, William Thomas Bryan and Warren Jennings Bryan. Surviving are her sons, Carl "Eddy" Bova (Mary Ann) and David Bryan Bova (Mary Best); daughters, Kathryn Bova McQuade and Carol Bova Hill (Barry); brother, Ronald Michael Bryan (Nita); seven grandchildren, Sarah-Jane Jones, Jake Bova, Luke Bova, Edward Bova, Stewart Bova, Andrew Hill and Jennifer Hill; great-grandchildren, Kathryn and Isabella Jones, and Eli Bova; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her family would like to express their sincere appreciation to her caregivers who provided their loving attention, in addition to Brandon Oaks Assisted Living and Good Samaritan Hospice of Roanoke. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Oakey's South Chapel. A Graveside Service will follow at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Roanoke. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke or to the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Online condolences may be made at


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