Patricia Ann Dowling

Patricia Ann Dowling, 85, of Montoursville, formerly of English Center, received her wings Monday, May 19, 2014, at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville. Her husband, Carl Ellsworth Dowling, preceded her in death July 6, 1994.

Born May 20, 1928, in Elmira, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Carl and Violet (Markley) Edwards. Patricia was employed at GTE Sylvania until her retirement in 1986. She enjoyed canning, baking and spending time with family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the Senior Center with her friends. Patricia was a member of the White Pine United Methodist Church, Trout Run, and attended the Liberty Church, Liberty.

Surviving are three daughters, Carol A. Becker, of Williamsport, Sherry A. (Terry) Neenan, of Williamsport, Norma Jean (Maurice) Giese, of Harwood, Texas; a son, Carl E. “Bud” (Gloria) Dowling, of Wellsboro; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one additional great-grandchild due August 2014.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, James E. Dowling; a brother, Jack Metzger; a sister, Jean Marie Edwards; and five infant grandsons.

A funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Sanders Mortuary, Ltd., 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Interment will be announced at a later date. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Sanders Mortuary, prior to the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Patricia’s name to the White Pine United Methodist Church, 6964 State Route 184, Trout Run, PA 17771 or to the Liberty Church, 8692 Route 414, Liberty, PA 16930.