Celebrating the life of Gloria Hope Rowles
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Boren October 31, 1929 in Clearfield, she was the daughter of Howard and Edith (Holt) Rowles. Mrs. Rowles was an elementary school teacher having taught in Kellytown, Maple Run before working in the Clearfield Area School District first at Woodland Elementary and then last at the Leonard Grade Elementary School where she retired from.
She was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Olanta, the National Education Association, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the Clearfield Education Association, the Clearfield Eastern Star and Amaranth of Clearfield.
On July 8, 1950 in Illinois, she wed William A. Rowles who preceded her in death on October 23, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister Carol Dearborn.
Surviving are 3 children: Maureen Wirth and husband Edward of Aurora, CO, Vernon H. Rowles and wife Kim of Harrisburg, and Kevin J. Rowles of Ohio. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren Julie, Darren, Kara, and Ian, a great grandson Leo, and a sister Gay Hummel of Clearfield.
Memorial Services for Gloria Rowles will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Saturday April 5, 2014 at 11 AM. Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery Olanta.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday evening April 4 from 6 to 8 PM, and again on Saturday morning from 10 AM until time of services.
The Family suggests contributions be made to the Clearfield County S.P.C.A.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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