Mary Lou Gowarty, 80, of Columbia passed away on February 3, 2018.
She was born in Acosta, summerset County, to the late Charles M. and
Alma Nicklow Meyers. For many years, Mary Lou worked as a pharmacy
technician at Hinkle's Pharmacy. She was active in ministry at Holy
Trinity Catholic Church in Columbia. Mary Lou was a loving wife, mother,
grandmother, and great-grandmother who adored her family.
Lou leaves behind her husband of sixty years, John Gowarty of Lititz,
formerly of Columbia; her son, Mike, husband of Linda Gowarty of
Lancaster; her daughter, Deborah, wife of Bob Kuhn of New Freedom; five
grandchildren, Stephanie, Melissa, Amanda, Steven, and Christopher; five
great-grandchildren; a sister, Ada, wife of Rowland Brobst of
Allentown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
son, Steven Gowarty and a sister, Jean.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday,
February 8, 2018 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 409 Cherry St.,
Columbia, PA 17512. The family will receive friends for visitation
beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. She will be laid to rest at
Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a
donation to Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Arrangements by the Clyde W.
Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.