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Mary Lou Gowarty

Mary Lou Gowarty

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.

Mary 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.

A 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.

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