Erma I. Mowery
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Erma I. Mowery
She was born Sept. 3, 1930, in Mount Pleasant Mills, a daughter of the late G. Clayton and Pearl A. (Womer) Maneval. On Sept. 10, 1951, she married W. Neil Mowery who survives.
Erma was a charter member of the Richfield Evangelical Methodist Church.
She and her husband served as missionaries in Arizona and New Mexico for 26 years.
Erma enjoyed sewing and was a great cook and baker. In later years, Erma's greatest joy came from her grand and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband of 68 years, she is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Alan J. and Jeanne Mowery of Middleburg, Titus R. and Juliana Mowery of Middleburg, Duane E. and Donna Mowery of Tennessee, Dean W. and Sandy Mowery of Middleburg, and David E. and Sherry Mowery of Middleburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Joan P. and James Duncheskie of Shamokin; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and one expected; and one brother, Norman Maneval of Middleburg.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel Maneval; and one sister, Catherine Mowery.
A viewing will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Beavertown God's Missionary Church, corner of Creek and Covered Bridge Roads, Middleburg, followed by the funeral at 2:30, with the Rev. Rob Dicken and Rev. Troy Shaffer, officiating.
Burial will be in Richfield Evangelical Methodist Church Cemetery.
Contributions to honor Erma's memory may be made to God's Missionary Church World Missions, P.O. Box 970, Penns Creek, PA 17862.
Arrangements are by the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg.
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