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Nancyann L. Hower


1940 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Nancyann L. Hower Obituary
Nancyann L. Hower of Glen Mills Nancyann L. Hower, 74, formerly of Nazareth, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 in Maris Grove, Glen Mills. She was the wife of James T. Hower Sr. Together they celebrated 52 years of marriage. Nancyann was born Jan. 24, 1940 in Northampton County, a daughter of the late Elmer and Wilma Bachman James. Nancy was a graduate of Nazareth High School, class of 1958, and Trenton State College, where she earned a bachelor's of elementary education degree. She also did additional graduate work at Marywood College, Penn State University and Drexel University. Nancyann retired from the Council Rock School District, where she was employed as a librarian and elementary school teacher. She was also employed by the Sol Feinstein Elementary School. She was a former member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nazareth where she sang on the choir, as well as a member of the YMCA in Nazareth. Along with her beloved husband Jim, Nancyann is survived by one son, James T. Hower Jr. and his wife Sharon of Kennett Square; one daughter, Beth Ann Risch and her husband Kerry of Hudson, Ohio; one sister, Susan Moyer of McNeal, Ariz.; and five grandchildren, Steven Risch, Ashley Risch, Matthew Risch, J.T. Hower III, and Jordan Hower. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 14th, in the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.C., 407 Belvidere St., Nazareth, with the Rev. Cindy Muse presiding. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday morning in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Nancyann's name may be offered to Maris Grove Resident Care Fund, 100 Maris Grove Way, Glen Mills, PA 19342, or Calvary Lutheran Church, 730 S. New St., West Chester, PA 19382. Please visit a tribute page in honor of Nancyann at www.schmidtfuneralhomepc.com.
Published in The Daily Local on Mar. 13, 2014
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