Anna R. Mowen, 94

APRIL 3, 1918-AUG. 22, 2012

August 23, 2012
  • Mowen

Mrs. Anna Rebecca Shank Mowen, 94, of State Line, Pa., died Wednesday morning, Aug. 22, 2012, at her son's Greencastle home.

She was the wife of the late Rollo Palmer Mowen, her husband of 72 years, who preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 2007.

Born April 3, 1918, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel C. and Emma E. Martin Shank.

Mrs. Mowen worked for the Stanley Co. in Chambersburg, Pa., for 33 years. She also was the caretaker of the State Line Ruritan Building for 20 years.

She was a member of State Line United Methodist Church in State Line, and often attended Calvary Bible Church in Greencastle. She was also a member of AARP.

Mrs. Mowen is survived by her son, Thomas and wife, Barbara, of Greencastle; and her grandchildren, Jason and Sabrina Mowen.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Judith Diane Mowen; and siblings, Irvin Shank and Ethel Shank Grove.

A funeral service will be Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman & Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. Her pastor, the Rev. Randall H. Zeiler, will officiate. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to State Line United Methodist Church, 287 East Ave., State Line, PA 17263; State Line Ruritan Club, 15841 Park Drive, Greencastle, PA 17225; or Alzheimer's Association of Greater Pennsylvania, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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