Olive C. Bower

Olive C. Bower, age 91, or Brookville PA, passed away on May 29, 2015, as a resident of Brookside Senior Living.

She was born on January 29, 1924 in Sanford, FL, to William Percy Chapman and Annie Lee Jenkins. She was married to John E. Bower, Jr.,
on August 19, 1949 in Sanford, FL; her parents and husband precede her in death.

Olive is a retired professor of Chemistry at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and she is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Brookville, PA; where she taught Sunday school for more than 50 years.

She is survived by two daughters; Margarete Bower of Pittsburgh, PA, and Barbara Bower of Leetsdale, PA; two sons; John Eric Bower of Albuquerque, NM, and Bob Bower of Richmond, B.C., Canada; two sisters; Helen Hoyt of Sarasota, FL, and Virginia Anza of Sanford, FL; one brother, William P. Chapman, Jr., of Port Charlotte, FL; and two grandchildren; Kyle Bower and Rhys Bower, both of Richmond, B.C., Canada.

In addition to her parents and husband, her sister Mabel Thomas, formerly of Sanford FL, precedes her in death.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church, 196 Jefferson St., Brookville, PA,, 15825, beginning at 11am.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the First United Methodist Church, 196 Jefferson St., Brookville, PA, 15825, or the Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library, 223 Valley St. Brookville PA, 15825, or Brookville YMCA, 125 Main St. Brookville, PA, 15825. Arrangements are under the direction of the McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main St. Brookville PA, 15825.


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