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Sarah J. ‘Sally’ (McNelis) Bowerman

Sept. 2, 1940 – Feb. 10, 2021

Sarah J. “Sally” (McNelis) Bowerman, wife of the late James R. Bowerman, passed away after a lengthy illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph L. and Gertrude A. (Ivory) McNelis.

She was the dear sister of Judy Beeler and husband Donald (both deceased) and of Kay McNelis; aunt of Michael Beeler (Patricia), Patrick Beeler (Christina), Kathy Sheedy (Scott), Timothy Beeler, Kelly Beeler, Joseph Beeler (Melissa), Daniel Beeler (Sherry), Susan Jarret (Shawn) and Christopher Beeler (Lisa). She was also the beloved stepmother of James R. Bowerman Jr. (Virginia), Jeffrey R. Bowerman (Ana) and Candice L. B. Driggs (Carson, deceased); step-grandmother of Katharine (Kanhong), Gayle (Bill), James (Crystal), Rachel, Margaret (Hunter), Meredith, Marjorie, Jeffrey and Emilie; stepgreat-grandmother of Brayden, Carson, Ben, Nathan, Zadie, Landon, Alison, Alexandra and Marshall.

A memorial Mass will be held in her hometown of Altoona at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, 2700 Broad Ave. A second service will be held Oak Crest Chapel in Parkville, Md., on a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Oak Crest Benevolent Care Fund, 8800 Walther Blvd., Parkville, MD 21234.