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Ruth S. Bower

February 19, 1928 ~ January 4, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Ruth Bower Obituary

Ruth S. Bower, 95, of Loyalsock, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2024 at Valley View Nursing Home. She was greeted at heaven's gates by her beloved husband of 37 years, Charles I. Bower.

Born February 19, 1928 in Williamsport she was a daughter of the late Berthold J. and Theresa (Towner) Stopper.

Ruth was a lifetime member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, where she served as head cantor for many years.

Ruth had a passion for sewing and quilting and was active in local quilt guilds where she stitched not just fabrics but lasting friendships. Ruth possessed a remarkable green thumb. Her flower garden was a vibrant testament to her nurturing spirit, blooming with the same love and care she bestowed upon everything and everyone she touched.

Surviving are her children, Sister of Christian Charity Theresa Bower of Mendham, NJ, Chris Hassler of Williamsport, Charlene Travis of Delmar, DE, Lisa Dincher (Leonard) of Cogan Station, and Linda Utter of Loyalsock; 13 grandchildren, Jaime Harzinski, Jared Goldy (Jen), Nathan Utter (Kelsey), Leah Tokay (Aaron), Chris Utter (Dana), Brenden Utter (Jess), Jordan Utter (Megan), Celeste Hohman (Jon), Brion Hassler, Marley MacDonald (Christopher), Lenny Dincher (Jennifer), Jeremy Dincher (Candice), and Katrina Erb (Derrick); 31 great-grandchildren; a sister, Cora Kozen of Williamsport; and three nephews.  

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Stopper.

A Mass of Christian Burial to honor Ruth’s life will be held 11 a.m., Thursday January 11, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd, Williamsport, celebrated by her Godson and nephew, Rev. Bert S. Kozen. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Muncy. A viewing will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 11, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to UPMC Hospice, particularly Holly, for the exceptional care shown to Ruth.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ruth’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

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January 11, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Sanders Mortuary
821 Diamond Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

Mass of Christian Burial
January 11, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Boniface Catholic Church
326 Washington Blvd.
Williamsport, PA 17701

January 11, 2024

12:00 PM
Resurrection Cemetery


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