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Obituary for Paula W. Bowersox

Paula W. Bowersox, 53, of McAlisterville, passed away at 4:59 AM on Monday, July 11, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Born on October 18, 1968 in Lewistown, Mifflin County, she is the daughter of Donald Eugene and Gail Ann (Shilling) Shellenberger of McAlisterville.

On September 25, 1988, she married her surviving husband, Larry Russell Bowersox, with whom she was blessed to share over 33 years of marriage before her passing.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by: her children, Toni M. Crouse and her husband Trent of Osterburg and Damon J, Bowersox of McAlisterville; four siblings, Catherine Ritter and her husband Mark of McClure, Parrish “Perry” Shellenberger and his wife Christina of Thompsontown, Korena “Korry” Shellenberger of Mifflintown, and Preston Shellenberger and his wife Tina of Mill Hall; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Joshua Russell Bowersox on September 26, 1994 and one brother in law, Mark Clukey.

Mrs. Bowersox was a 1986 graduate of Juniata High School in Mifflintown and served as a Secretary for her family’s business, L and R Lumber, of McAlisterville.

Paula was a member and attended the Oakland Mills Evangelical Methodist Church where she volunteered her time for many years as a vital member who served in many different capacities as Secretary, Treasurer and other duties and responsibilities.

Her hobbies included going to her family’s cabin and vacationing at Myrtle Beach, SC.

She will be remembered for her kind and generous spirit who always gave, whether it was her time or other resources as she always loved to see people smile.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, July 14, 2022 at the Oakland Mills Evangelical Methodist Church, 148 Leonard Road, Oakland Mills with Pastor Nathanael Mowery and Pastor Kalem Mowery officiating. Interment will follow at Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at the Oakland Mills Evangelical Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Bowersox’s memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.

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