Jerry Mowen – Chambersburg Obituary
Earlier this year, the family of Jerry Mowen, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, was hit with a tragedy. His wife, Linda, passed away in September. Jerry and Linda were married for 47 years. Jerry was born in Chambersburg in 1945, and lived in the town for most of his life. He was a former member of the Chambersburg School District.
Robert Mowen Chambersburg
Amongst the many notables in the history of Chambersburg, Jerry Mowen and his wife Selena Miller Mowen are undoubtedly the first. Both were found dead of a single gunshot wound in their home on November 28th. They were preceded in death by their grandparents. The police referred to it as a domestic-related incident.
Jerry Mowen is survived by his four nieces and nephews. He is also survived by 15 great-nieces and great-nephews. Jerry was a huge fan of NASCAR and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was also a big fan of the JFK 50 Mile Run. He also was an avid Red Cross donor.
In a nutshell, Jerry was a funny uncle. He was a jack-of-all-trades, a lover of sports, and a nerd at heart. He enjoyed the JFK 50 Mile Run as well as duck pin bowling. He also participated in various sport leagues.
Mary O. Ritchey
Phyllis Fisher and Pat Fisher are survived by their daughter Phyllis Fisher and her husband, Pat Fisher. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Antietam Humane Society. The family will receive friends at Rest Haven Funeral Home. A committal service will be held at 2:30 PM in Green Hill Cemetery.
Pat was a loving and supportive wife for more than 49 years. She enjoyed devotional study and knitting gifts. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg, a member of Lutheran Church Women and was a member of the Maryland Theatre Ushers. Her hobbies included sending cards with notes of encouragement. She also enjoyed the role of Mimi. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Eugene Reese and her brother-in-law Lloyd “Chick” Alvin Chaney.
John Joseph (Johnny) Mowen
– John Edgar (Jerry) Mowen was born on March 29, 1933 in Hagerstown, MD. He was the son of John Joseph (Johnny) Mowen and Beverly A. Mowen-Hann. He was the father of Paddy C. Mowen and Diane S. Schafferman. He was a proud Red Cross donor and participated in many sports leagues. He finished the JFK 50 Mile Run three times. He was a member of the BPO Elks Lodge 378 and the North American Rod and Gun Club. He also enjoyed duck pin bowling. He was a member of the 102-N AFLIO-UWUA. He was also a member of the Maugansville Ruritan Club.
– John R. McLaughlin worked for Potomac Edison for 38 years. He retired as Director of Personnel. He also served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club. He also served as a member of the Elks 373, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Frederick, and the Forerunners Club.
Lois M. Crist
Upon his graduation from Hagerstown High School in 1957, Larry married Donna Keller, a high school sweetheart. They enjoyed making homes in nine towns throughout four states. The couple planned to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in Williamsburg, VA.
In later years, the couple made their home in Waynesboro, PA. They were members of the Maugansville Ruritan Club for 29 years. They also enjoyed watching cooking shows and hunting. They were avid supporters of the Baltimore Orioles. Their family will miss them greatly.
They were also active in the Greencastle Sportsman’s Association. Lois enjoyed baking and gardening. She was also a member of the Potomac Edison Forerunners Club. She also served as a forklift driver at Corning Glass Works in Greencastle. She was the first female tractor trailer driver at the company. She also served as the secretary for 102-N AFLIO-UWUA. She will be missed by her many cousins and nieces. She was a dedicated wife and mother.
During her lifetime, Patsy Kline was a proud member of the Red Hat Society of the Clear Spring area, Maryland Theatre Ushers and Dry Run Homemakers. Her interests included knitting and devotional study. She is survived by her sons, Eric and Matthew. She also has numerous nieces and nephews.
Pat was born March 18, 1932, in Petersburg, WV. She was the daughter of Clarence Edgar Kline and Lula Merle Keller Kline. She married John H. Ritchey in 1951. She was the oldest living member of Inwood United Methodist Church and served as the church’s Secretary for over 35 years. She also was a member of the Golden Rule Chapter #69 Order of the Eastern Star. She also participated in numerous Bible Study groups.