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47 North Park Avenue
Mercersburg, PA 17236
(717) 328-2812
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47 North Park Avenue
Mercersburg, PA 17236
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Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
11:00 AM
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Mercersburg, PA 17236
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Mercersburg - Blanche R. Sowers, 90, formerly of Mercersburg, died Monday December 3, 2018 at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg.

Born April 11, 1928 at Mercersburg, she was a daughter of the late James and Lola Stahl Shives.

Blanche lived most of her life in the Chambersburg and Mercersburg areas. She had been employed for 30 years as a seamstress at the former Stanley Company of Chambersburg.

She was a member of Charlestown United Methodist Church of Cove Gap. Blanche was a former Ladies Auxiliary President of VFW Post 6241 of Mercersburg. Her husband, Kenneth A. Sowers, died October 7, 1988.

Surviving family include her son, Kenneth J. (Denise) Sowers of Buckeye, AZ; two grandchildren, Jason Sowers and Anneka Ray, five great grandsons, and her companion and love of her life, Robert D. Shives of Chambersburg. Also surviving a sister, Laura McKenny of Oxford, PA and numerous nieces and nephews throughout the Mercersburg area.

In addition to her parents and husband, Blanche was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amber Ray, and three brother and three sisters.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday December 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, with Chaplain Denise Sowers officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg.

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Published in Public Opinion on Dec. 6, 2018
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