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1924 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Of Pleasant Hills and Salisbury, NC, went to be with her Lord on February 19, 2018, at her residence in Salisbury. She was born on January 10, 1924, in Brookline, PA to Harold and Jeannette (Goetter) Sheppard. She attended South Hills High School, West Penn Nursing School and Penn State University and was employed at Mayview State Hospital in Bridgeville until her retirement. She loved to travel, especially with the Penn State Alumni Association and was a longtime supporter of the Pleasant Hills Garden Club and Pleasant Hills Public Library. Her winters were spent in Concord NC where she was active in the Salvation Army and served as a Hospice volunteer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, George Lewis Rowland and is survived by her four children: Janet Buck of Concord, NC, Susan (Richard Printz) of Goodlettsville, TN, Dorothy Hayes of Tidioute, PA, and James Rowland (Yue Zhao) of Pittsburgh, PA; 13 grandchildren and ten great- grandchildren. After cremation at SUMMERSETT FUNERAL HOME, 1315 W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC., she was returned to Pittsburgh where there will be a service of Christian Burial officiated by Pastor Hannah Loughman of the Bridgeville First UMC on May 26, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Rd., Bridgeville, PA 15017. Following the service, family and friends are invited to gather at the family home in Pleasant Hills, 141 Orchard Dr., for a time of food and fellowship.
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on May 18, 2018
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