Annabelle Neoma Mowen, 73

October 21, 2009

JUNE 23, 1936-OCT. 19, 2009

Annabelle Neoma Mowen, age 73, of 12203 Brookfield Ave., Hagerstown, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, from her home.

Born June 23, 1936, in Rouzerville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Earl Jacob Whitmore and Goldie Neoma Swope Whitmore.

She was a member of Broadfording Church of God of Hagerstown, where she served as nursery attendant and a deaconess. She also attended Lanes Run Church of God.


She was a courier for 22 years with Home Federal Savings Bank and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Lester Earl "Mike" Mowen of Hagerstown; two daughters, Cathy J. Gross of Clear Spring and Bernice N. Zeigler of Boonsboro; six sons, Floyd L. Mowen of Warfordsburg, Pa., Earl C. Mowen of Hagerstown, Albert L. Mowen of Hancock, Steven W. Mowen of Williamsport, Lester D. Mowen of Hancock and Leister E. Mowen of Clear Spring; one sister, Violet J. Bumgardner of Waynesboro, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a faithful friend, Mac the dog.

She was preceded in death by a son, Donald L. Mowen; and one brother, Paul J. Whitmore.

Services will be held Friday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Gene Renner will officiate. Burial will be in Broadfording Memorial Garden Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, you may visit the funeral home after noon.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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