Wanda G. Rohr, 81

February 10, 2009

JUNE 24, 1927-FEB. 9, 2009

BOONSBORO - Wanda Grace Bowers Rohr, 81, of 8507 Mapleville Road, and formerly of Yarrowsburg, Md., died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Fahrney-Keedy Home near Boonsboro.

Born June 24, 1927, in Yarrowsburg, she was the daughter of the late John Augusta Bowers Sr. and Eleanor Elizabeth Nokes Bowers.

She was a 1945 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

She retired from American Optical Co. in Frederick, Md.

She was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and choir member.


She is survived by her husband, Joseph Robert Rohr, whom she married Jan. 1, 1948; two daughters, Donna S. Utterback of Hagerstown and Sheila K. Slifer of Boonsboro; one son, Tim Rohr of Sharpsburg; one sister, Marlene Kelly of Hagerstown; three brothers, James L. Bowers of Boonsboro, Arthur Bowers of Keedysville and Robert Bowers of Yarrowsburg; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lois Howser; and one brother, John A. Bowers Jr.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brownsville Church of the Brethren. The Revs. Alan Smith and Louis Emerick will officiate. Burial will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, Boonsboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, MD 21715.

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