Mount Vernon News
  • Beverly J. Gower

  • January 7, 2011

MOUNT VERNON — Beverly J. Gower, 84, of Mount Vernon passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 6, 2011, at the Centerburg Pointe Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 17, 1926, in Richland County, a daughter of the late Blake Pritchard and Hazel Pritchard Gadd. Beverly was a homemaker and a member of the North Liberty United Methodist Church.

Beverly is survived by her daughters, Karen (David) Detty of New Manchester, W.Va., and Sharon (Robert) Harris of Mount Vernon; sons, Gary Gower of Dublin and Greg Gower of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Norma Jobes, formerly of Mansfield.

In addition to her parents, Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Berlyn L. Gower; a brother, Blake Pritchard Jr.; and a granddaughter, Cara Detty.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Jan. 8, from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, with Minister David Detty officiating. Burial will follow in Bunker Hill Cemetery near Butler.

Private condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Beverly J. Gower.

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