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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 www.reinselfuneralhome.com

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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