Jean (Kennedy) Bower, 82, of Sugar Grove, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2010, at the Pickering House. She was born on November 20, 1927, to the late Frank Edward and Mildred Florence (Sharon) Kennedy.
Jean was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Sugar Grove. She was also a member of WELCA- Sugar Grove Homemakers and Sugar Grove Senior Citizens.
Jean is survived by sons, James Dean (Rose Mary) Bower of Millersport, Jack (Linda) Bower of Sugar Grove and John (Penny) Bower of Sugar Grove; grandchildren, James Jr., David, William, Jeannie, Terena, Tony and John III (J.D.); 21 great grandchildren; brother, Richard Lee Kennedy of Columbus; one half brother; and four half sisters. In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband, John Bower, Sr. and sister, Laura Miller. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sheridan Funeral Home in Lancaster with Pastor Kate Crecelius officiating. Burial to follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Family and friends may visit on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.