Barbara J. Sowers

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Barbara J. Sowers

June 12, 1938 - November 19, 2017

Barbara J. Sowers, 79, a resident of the Caring Place in Franklin and formerly of 539 Lincoln Ave., Grove City, died at 11:10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at the Caring Place.
Born June 12, 1938, in Rimersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Cleveland Reddinger and Maude Guntrum Reddinger.
Mrs. Sowers was married on July 16, 1965, to James R. Sowers. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2002.
A homemaker, she enjoyed fishing and the outdoors, and she loved animals.
She is survived by seven children, Dan Hardesty and Shelly Davis of Franklin; Randy Hardesty and his wife Laurie of Jackson Center; Tammy Reed and her husband Dave of Fairport, N.Y.; Pam Sykola and her husband Sam of Virginia; Barb Bookwalter and her husband Don of Mercer; Cheryl Emmet of Linesville; and Jamie Nelson of North Carolina; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by a sister, Pam Trinkes of Hubbard, Ohio, and two brothers, Bob Reddinger of North Carolina and Bill Reddinger of Grove City.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy Covert, a sister, Loretta Miller, a grandson, Michael Hardesty; and a granddaughter, Gabrielle Bookwalter.
Memorials may be made to the Michael R. Hardesty Memorial Fund c/o 1547 Franklin Rd. Jackson Center, PA, 16133 or to your local Salvation Army. Condolences may be sent at

Barbara J., 79, Franklin, formerly of Grove City.
Calling hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (11-22-17) in REINSEL FUNERAL HOME, 116 Bissell Ave., Oil City.
Service: 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Rev. Mark Rusnak presiding.
Burial: Crestview Memorial Park, Grove City.
Published on November 21, 2017
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Dj bookwalter
Nov 21, 2017
Sorry for your loss Jamie and Greg Nelson see you at the viewing and funeral ;)
Jamie Nelson and Husband, Greg Nelson, North Carolina
Nov 21, 2017
When mom asked to live with us in NC, she was in poor health. We did what she asked of us, cared for her in our home, and got her the amazing medical care that enabled her to live years beyond what she would have, without it.. She had a positive and healthier outlook on her future, and made many great memories in NC with myself, my husband Greg, who she constantly laughed and joked with, and our daughter Brandy, who mom adored. Mom thankfully got stronger, and missed her lifelong home in Pa., and wanted to return, with reservations. Her only fear she shared with us, was that she would end up in a nursing home. We know that mom is now with dad, and looking down with a greater understanding of... her time on earth, and the ones who cared for and loved her. We cherish the time we had with mom. Early morning swims, and late night laughter. Lots of trips to the beach and beyond, and pictures, lots of pictures. We have great memories and I know she does too. Rest eay, mom. We love youRead more
Crystal Eggers
Nov 21, 2017
So sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. I know Jamie and Greg have shared many fond memories of Barbara and their time spent with her. May she rest in peace.