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Doris J. (Mowen) Reeder, 88, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, formerly of Shippensburg, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Penn Hall. She was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Chambersburg, the daughter of the late John William Earl and Nellie (Hollinger) Mowen.
She was a 1946 graduate of Greencastle High School, a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, and was employed at the Stanley Co. for eight years.
She is survived by six children, Roy G. Reeder (Joanne), Shippensburg, Donna J. Forney (Dale), Chambersburg, Doris J. Northeimer (Kenneth), Lancaster, Geneva N. Reeder, Harrisburg, Elaine S. Snider (Jeffrey), Chambersburg, and Galen J. Reeder (Claire), Russiaville; three stepchildren, Ruby Weller (Leonard), St. Thomas, Verna Fitz (Richard, deceased), Chambersburg, and Ralph G. Reeder II (Betty), Shippensburg; a sister, Anna Knepper, Waynesboro; a brother, Paul (Pete) Mowen, Greencastle; nine grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Ralph G. Reeder (1992), she was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Virginia Martin; a granddaughter, Danielle Forney; a great-grandson, Tucker Northeimer; a half-brother, Harold Mowen; a half-sister, Evelyn Demuth; and two brothers, Robert and James Mowen.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at St. John's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brenda Doyle officiating. There will be a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the William F Sellers Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Menno Haven Chaplaincy Services Fund, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201. William F. Sellers Funeral Home, Inc. assisted with arrangements.
Published on July 16, 2017
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