Kathleen Bower, 65

Kathleen J. Bower, 65, of South Whitley, passed away at 8:15 am Thursday, April 26, 2012, at her residence.Born Dec. 4, 1946, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Keith and Helen (Joy) Herr.She spent her lifetime in South Whitley, graduating from South Whitley High School with the class of 1964.She married Earl E. Bower on Sept. 5, 1964, at her parents’ home in South Whitley.She was a homemaker and a former member of Troy Presbyterian Church. She also was a member for more than 25 years of Delts in South Whitley and Columbia City. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Earl E. Bower of South Whitley; two daughters, Sherri A. (Steve) Bidwell, Muncie and Julie (Chris) Wolf of South Whitley; five grandchildren, one sister, Judith (Carl) Keirn, South Whitley and one aunt, Mariam Bishop, South Whitley. She was preceded in death by her parents.Services will be held at a later date at the South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley.Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City.Memorial bequests may be given in Mrs. Bower’s memory to the South Whitley Library to purchase books.Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.