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Thelma R. Sowers, 85

JUNE 8, 1927-SEPT. 6, 2012

September 06, 2012

Thelma Rosalie Sowers, 85, of Martinsburg, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Heartland of Martinsburg.

Born June 8, 1927, in Falling Waters, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Adam E. and Bertha C. (Mallott) Perrell.

She was a graduate of Martinsburg High School, and a cook for many years for the Berkeley County Board of Education.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg.

Thelma is survived by one son, James "J.J." Sowers and his wife, Karen, of Martinsburg; one daughter, Joann E. Sowers of Martinsburg; one brother, Buck Perrell of Hedgesville, W.Va.; three grandchildren, April, Jesse and Lexi; and three great-grandchildren, Stacia, Stephen and Morgan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Sowers; a sister, Jenny Payne; and three brothers, Marvin, Paul and Sherman Perrell.

Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with the Rev. Eric Hall IV officiating. Interment will follow in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.    

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