2010-12-11 / Obituaries

Jimmie Lee Gower

Jimmie Lee Gower, 79, of Somerset, died December 7, 2010, at Autumn Healthcare of Somerset.

Jim was born May 21, 1931 in New Lexington, the son of the late Harvey C. Sr. and M. Ruth Harper Gower.

He was a graduate of Glenford High School, retired from Rockwell International in Heath after over 30 years of service, and was a member of UAW 1031. Jim was a self-employed concrete contractor and a former Hopewell Township Trustee.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Ester Gower; his children, Jamella (Gary) Blevins of Glenford, Jennie (Bill) VanSickle of Somerset, Joyce Karns of Somerset, James (Olive) Gower of Somerset and Lura (John) Beyer of Rushville; 11 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Harvey Gower, Jr. of Somerset, Nola (Willard) Hartman of Lancaster, Arthur (Janet) Gower of Nashport, Kay (John) Henderly of Amanda, Larry Gower, Sr. of Lancaster, Karen (Danny) Ashcraft of Statesville, NC, and Pamela Hill of Newark.

In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lola Gower and Diana Lane.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 10, 2010 with Pastor John Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Glenford.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hopewell Township EMS, P.O. Box 4, Glenford, Ohio 43739.

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