G. Jean Lynn Bower, 85, of Ligonier, PA, formerly of Madison, PA, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2020 at Ligonier Gardens Personal Care in Ligonier, PA. She was born September 28, 1934 in Ligonier, PA. Daughter of the late Joseph and Gertrude Blair Lynn. Jean was a member of the Downtown United Methodist Church in Madison, PA and had a deep faith in God. In her younger years, she was in the 4H and showed pigs. She was born and raised on the family farm and was very much a farm girl. Jean was a very compassionate, loving and giving person. In one way, she showed her love by cooking for her family and anyone that stopped by for dinner. She loved gardening, canning and jarring. Every year she would can green beans, corn and apple sauce and give them out to anyone in need. She was very welcoming to others and treated them all like family; being known as Aunt Jean or Grandma Jean. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years – Jim A. Bower Sr., both parents, three sisters – Mary Johnston, Helen Lynn and Margaret Murphy and four brothers – Blair, George, Ralph and Glenn Lynn. She is survived by one daughter – Bonnie Hoffer and fiancé Paul Schofield of New Stanton, PA, four sons – James A. Bower Jr. and wife Nancy of Ruffsdale, PA, Ron Bower and wife Bonnie of Pleasant Unity, PA, Ken Bower and wife Tammy of Greensburg, PA and Terry Bower and wife Debbie of Greensburg, PA, eight grandchildren – Ashley Bruce, Shalane Baker, Samantha Bower, Natalie Toman, Autumn Sutty, Riley Hoffer, Morgan Hoffer and Rhett Hoffer, four great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A private visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. in Madison, PA – Ronald A. Rich Jr., Sup/FD. A public graveside service will proceed at 11:00 am at the Mars Hill Cemetery 2302 Mars Hill Rd. Irwin, PA 15642 with Rev. Robert Green officiating. All friends and family are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes contributions to be made to the Downtown United Methodist Church in Madison, PA PO Box 86 Madison, PA 15663. Jean’s passing was not due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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