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Emma Sowers

Emma Rebecca Sowers

Monday, September 19th, 1938 - Thursday, June 13th, 2019
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Emma Rebecca Sowers, age 80, of Brookville PA, passed away on June 13, 2019, as a patient of the UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh PA. Emma was born on September 19, 1938, to the late Blair A. and Mabel R. (Kramer) Smith in Knoxdale PA. She attended the Brookville School District and went on to continue her education earning a certificate as a Certified Nurses Assistant. She spent eighteen years working for the Jefferson Manor in Brookville PA, and throughout her whole adult life she was a homemaker. On August 25, 1958, she married Robert J. Sowers in Coolspring PA; Robert preceded her in passing on November 16, 1997. Emma was a member of the Rathmel Baptist Church and a past member of the Red Hats Society. She enjoyed crocheting, baking, gardening, and reading her bible. She loved her grandchildren and signing hymns to them. At Christmas time she enjoyed baking all kinds of goodies that she would give to her friends and neighbors. She enjoyed smiling, laughing, and being with all her family. She will truly be missed. Emma is survived by three daughters; Rhonda (Mark) Allshouse, Tammy Palmer, Bonnie (Eric) Lander; one son; Kevin Sowers; one sister; Rose (Jerry) Boozer of Mercer PA; one brother; Gary Smith of Penfield PA; six grandchildren; Angela Allshouse-Woods, Tony Palmer, Jeremy (Tracey) Allshouse, Hannah Lander, Erica Lander, Paige Lander; and twelve great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Emma is preceded in death by two brothers; Martin R. Smith and Robert B. Smith. Family and friends will be received on Monday, June 17, 2019, from 3pm – 7pm, at the McKinney – d’Argy Funeral Home, ltd, 345 Main St, Brookville PA, 15825. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, also at the funeral home, beginning at 11:00am, and officiated by Pastor Ken Eddy. Interment will take place at the Worthville Cemetery, Jefferson Co., PA. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences and other information may be found by visiting
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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 17th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, June 17th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
    345 Main Street
    BROOKVILLE, PA 15825
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  • Service

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 11:00am
    McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
    345 Main Street
    BROOKVILLE, PA 15825
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    Rev. Ken Eddy
  • Interment

    Worthville Cemetery
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Gayle McCausland

Posted at 01:27pm
Gayle Enterline McCausland As I reminisce about my childhood, how others in my life has influenced, where I am, what I believe Cousin Emma or Mrs. Sowers as I called her in my youth. She ALWAYS was so loving, so sweet, had a great heart and a spirit, at the time, I wanted. Not realizing in my youth, that was Christ in my life. There are many I count as leading me to my path, Emma was one. My precious mother adored Emma. Both Resting in the arms of Our Savior. Peace for her loving family, Rhonda, Tammy, Kevin and Bonnie. My regrets I can’t be there, due to some treatments, know my thoughts and prayers will. Great to have had spent time with you, Rhonda, recently.

Rita Bryan

Posted at 10:23am
Seeing Ms. Emma at Church and smiling no matter what was a blessing. And she enjoyed being at our grandchildren’s birthday and holiday functions. I loved and felt blessed knowing and being in Ms. Emma’s life. Thank you for your blessings to me .

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