Marilyn Kirk Bowley

Marilyn Kirk Bowley, 86, of Brookville died peacefully at the McKinley Health Center in Brookville on August 1, 2014.

Born September 1, 1927, in DuBois, she was the daughter of the late A. Draucker and Gladys McClure Kirk of Reynoldsville.

Marilyn was a graduate of St. Catherine’s High School in DuBois. She married Paul M. Bowley on Nov. 11, 1950. He preceded her in death on March 21, 1999.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her daughter Gail Ann in 1963.

Marilyn was employed for many years at the Jefferson County Courthouse in the Juvenile Probation office. Prior to that, she worked as a secretary at Matson Lumber Company in Brookville.

Marilyn was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Brookville and was active in the Altar & Rosary Society.

Marilyn served as a member of the Brookville Hospital Auxiliary and as secretary for the WRC Helping Hands Auxiliary at the McKinley Health Center.

Marilyn is survived by two sons, Dick Bowley and wife Mary Frances of Peachtree City, Ga. and Dan Bowley and wife Jill of Reynoldsville; one daughter, Nancy Carr and husband Jeff of Coopersburg; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren who fondly referred to Marilyn as ‘Gram Bowley;’ four brothers: Tom Kirk and wife Tilma (Danville, Calif.), George Kirk and wife Lois (Frederick, Md.), Chuck Kirk and wife Dorie (Sykesville, Md.) and Sam Kirk and wife Sharon (DuBois); and brother-in-law Gary Bowley (Arlington, Va.).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Marilyn to the Immaculate Conception Church, 129 Graham Ave., Brookville, PA 15825, the WRC Continuous Care at the McKinley Health Center, 133 Laurelbrooke Dr., Brookville, PA 15825, or any charity of choice in her memory.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church in Brookville at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 5.

The family will welcome friends at the church from 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Burial will be St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Brookville.


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