2011-03-24 / Obituaries

Mary K. Lowans

Greencastle, 86

Mary K. (Barnhart) Lowans, 86, Greencastle, died at 11:35 a.m., Monday, March 14, 2011, in Chambersburg Hospital.

Born May 25, 1924, in Andover, Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Elizabeth (Fagley) Barnhart.

She was employed by the Heisey Orchards and Lowengart Tannery, both formerly of Mercersburg.

She and her husband, Maurice “June” Lowans Jr., were married May 5, 1947. He died on December 12, 2008.

She was a member of Mercersburg American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed being with her family, playing solitaire, her cats and watching her favorite TV shows.

Surviving family are eight daughters: Arlene Gordon, Hagerstown; Darlene Foust, Chambersburg; Donna Wertz, Bedford; Trudy Lowans, Chambersburg; Teresa Hockenberry, Kathy Chilcote and Dawn King, all of Mercersburg; Anita Sheffield, Greencastle; four sons: Gary Barnhart, Harrisonville; Donald Lowans, Ft. Loudon; Raymond Lowans, Mercersburg; Tim Lowans, Greencastle; one brother, Earl Barnhart, Mc- Connellsburg; one sister, Goldie Strait, Sycamore, Ohio; 29 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis “Bud” Barnhart; a grandson, Dwayne Sheffield Jr.; three half sisters; and three half brothers.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 17, at 10:30 a.m. from the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle. Rev. Raymond Martin officiated. Burial was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the American Cancer Society, Franklin County Unit 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.zimmermanfh.com

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