2011-05-19 / Obituaries

LaRue L. Bowers

LaRue L. Wible Bowers, 97, Lebanon, Pa., born August 26, 1913, died Thursday, May 12, 2011.

Born in Hustontown, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Estella Wible of Clear Ridge. She married Robert S .Bowers Sr. of Mercersburg in 1929, and they lived most of their lives in Somerville, N.J.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1964; their son Dr. Robert S Bowers Jr., in 1977, and their daughter, Gail R DiPaolo in 1992.

She is survived by her son, James H. Bowers of Lebanon Pa.; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She worked at the Sears Roebuck mail order department for four years and worked at RCA Corp. of Somerville, N.J., for 20 years.

She was an honorary life member of the local 439 International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. She was a volunteer for the U.S. Civil Defense during the Second World War as an aircraft observer.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Somerville, N.J., and a member of United Methodist Women’s Auxiliary.

She moved to Chambersburg in 1995, and then moved to Lebanon in 2004 to be closer to her son and daughter in-law.

She enjoyed traveling and dancing and among her favorite hobbies were knitting, in which the entire family benefitted over the years from numerous hats, washcloths and booties and also gardening; with her greenthumb she could get plastic flowers to grow. Mother, Nana will be missed but never forgotten.

A private memorial service and internment will be held later this summer at the United Methodist Church of Clear Ridge.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the organization of your choice.

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