Kenneth B. Showers January 24, 1931 February 18, 2014 Kenneth B. Showers, 83, formerly of State College, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the Wyn- wood House, Centre Hall. Born January 24, 1931, in State College, he was the son of the late James A. and Meda P. Stone Showers. On July 19, 1952, he married Ruth E. Ripka, who preceded him in death on September 27, 2011. He is survived by one sister, Carolyn Schillings and her husband, Fred, of Huntingdon; and one niece, Bonnie Brown, of Centre Hall. Kenneth was a 1948 graduate of State College High School. He was a member of the Air National Guard from 1950 until 1957. He was a member of the United States Air Force from 1951 until 1953, during the Korean Conflict. He was employed with Centre Concrete as a truck driver. Kenneth was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he sang on the church choir and served on many committees over the years. Visitation will be from 12-1 p.m., on Monday, February 24, 2014, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 277 West Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., at the church, with Spence Garvin and the Reverend Robert Rohrbaugh officiating. Burial will be in Centre County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 or donate by phone at 1-800-473-4636. Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.
Published in Centre Daily Times on Feb. 20, 2014