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Dora Bowersox

Dora A. Bowersox (Phillips)

Monday, January 7th, 1935 - Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
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Dora A. Bowersox, 85, of McAlisterville, passed away at 6:40 PM on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital.

Born on January 7, 1935 in Lewistown, Mifflin Co., she is the daughter of the late Lester F. and Ruth V. (Varner) Phillips. On February 19, 1960, she married her late husband, Andrew W. “Andy” Bowersox, with whom she was blessed to share almost 47 years of marriage before his passing on February 18, 2007.

Surviving her are: her children, Teresa Sherlock and her husband Jim of Port Royal and Roger Bowersox and his wife Kelly of McAlisterville; one brother, Mark W. Phillips of McAlisterville; one sister, Edna M. Wisehaupt of Port Royal; three grandchildren, Nicole Sherlock-King and her husband Jonathan, Josh Sherlock, and Russell Bowersox and his fiancé Tiffany Graybill; and three great-grandchildren, Jaylyn King, Matt Graybill, and Kimmy Messimer.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Richard E. Phillips.

Dora was a 1953 graduate of Fayette High School, McAlisterville and was a member and had attended St. John’s United Methodist Church in Cocolamus.

In earlier life, she enjoyed gardening and spending time with her father helping on the family farm; most importantly, she cherished the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

All services will be private and interment will be at Goodwill Cemetery in Bunkertown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Bowersox’s memory may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, c/o Lisa Ard, 1222 Fairview Road, McAlisterville, PA 17049 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.

Online condolences and tributes can be sent to the family at www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.
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    Address
    R.R. #2
    MCALISTERVILLE, PA 17049
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Alton Phillips

Posted at 11:21am
My deepest sympathy to her family and friends. I know she will be greatly missed. May God peace be with you at this time. She was a great friend to my mother and they shared many good times together.

Amy Phillips Schwoyer

Posted at 09:26am
I'll always remember my cousin Dora fondly. She and Andy used to visit our family regularly growing up. Theresa & Roger I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet woman.
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D Joann Varner

Posted at 12:49pm
To Dora's family. I am so sorry for your loss. Dora was a very strong, loving woman. She was a hard worker and very generous I remember visiting with her many times. she was always welcoming and we enjoyed her company. She and Andy were a great couple. We will miss her, it was a pleasure to know her.
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