Linda Kay Bowers

March 27, 1951 – Oct. 20, 2020

Linda Kay Bowers, 69, Tyrone, died Tuesday at Mount Nittany Medical Center, following complications from COVID-19. She was born in Altoona, a daughter of the late Luther Donald and Bettie Mae (Dunn) McCartney.

Surviving is a son, Eric G. Bowers (Tina) of Brooklyn, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Gloria Jean Wakefield.

Linda was a 1969 graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School.

She began her career at Bell Telephone, then left to start a family. Later, she would join Tyrone Senior Center, and steward the center through a period of tremendous growth as it found its permanent home on Third Street. She then joined Grier School as a resident adviser, where she mentored numerous classes of students until early this year.

In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking and spending time with loved ones.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Derman Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone. Inurnment will be at Blair Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, Linda suggested donations be made to organizations such as Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and the Alzheimer’s Association.