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MaryLou Sowers

MaryLou Sowers

Thursday, August 7th, 1930 - Sunday, November 8th, 2020
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MaryLou Sowers

Age 90, formerly of Valois and Elmira, passed away November 8, 2020.

MaryLou was predeceased by her husband Richard Sowers in 2019 and a brother Bob (Betty) Freeman She is survived by her son Rick Sowers of Horseheads; daughter, Kim (Dave) Rogers of Valois; brothers Max (Mary Alice) Freeman, James (Sue) Freeman, Doug Freeman and sister Betty (Carl) Drake. She is also survived by two granddaughters, Laura Decker and Carrie Sowers; and one great-grandson, Kingston Decker.

Mary Lou was born in Montour, NY on August 7, 1930, graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1948. She was active on the EFA class of 48 reunion committee for many years. She worked at JJ Newberry in Elmira NY before changing careers and working with elementary children at Ridge Road Elementary School in Horseheads NY. She enjoyed large family get togethers and her yearly shopping trips with her sister, and other female family members. Frankly, she enjoyed shopping period. She was a tremendous cook, and her wonderful meals were loved by all.

Memorial donations in her memory may be made to Alzheimer Association, 435 Henrietta Rd., Rochester NY 14620

A private burial and committal service will be held at the convenience of the family at Seneca Union Cemetery in Valois.

A Celebration of Life will be held on her birthday on August 7, 2021. Place and time will be announced.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com Arrangements entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

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    Seneca Union Cemetery
    6241 County Route 414
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Linda Strope

Posted at 03:12pm
Hello Kim and Rick,
I was saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. I worked with her for 10 years at Ridge Road School. What a wonderful, sweet, caring lady. She helped me through many tough times during our time together at Ridge Road as my oldest son was a teenager at the time. I would drive her home almost everyday and we'd sit in their driveway and she would listen to my troubles. I always say she was my surrogate mother because mine lived out of town. She would listen quietly and carefully give me her love and support. Then she would gently pat my hand and say, "this too shall pass" always with her sweet smile of caring.
She always made me feel better. She loved the kids at Ridge Road, she was always at the top of her game, such a smart and wise lady. I know you both are very proud of both your Mom and Dad. They will live on in our memories and will never be forgotten.
God Bless you both and your families, and thank you for sharing your Mom and Dad!
Sincerely, Linda and Mike Strope

Laura Lowe

Posted at 06:23pm
I am so sorry for your loss Kim and Rick for your mom's passing. She was always smiling and had two wonderful kids. May she rest in peace and be in your hearts always. Love Laura Campanelli

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