E. Gertrude (Gingrich) Bowers, 106, wife of the late Rev. Jacob H. Bowers, died Thursday, January 23, 2014, at Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg, where she lived since 1994. She was a former resident of Trappe.
Mrs. Bowers was born on December 23, 1907, in Walker Township, Juniata Co. She was a daughter of the late Greely and Jennie (Leyder) Gingrich.
Mrs. Bowers was a member of Perkiomen Valley Brethren In Christ Church where she ably assisted her husband as he served as pastor to the congregation.
Mrs. Bowers is survived by her siblings, John Gingrich, Burnham; Martha Stern, Northglenn, Colo., and Jane Stuck, McAlisterville. She was preceded in death by her son, Alvin L. "Buddy" Bowers, four brothers and two sisters.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, in The Chapel at Messiah Village. Friends may call from 10 to 10:45 a.m., Thursday, in the chapel. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, in Perkiomen Valley Brethren In Christ Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Village Endowment Fund, 100 Mt. Allen Dr., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Arrangements are by Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc., Trappe.