Eva Gertrude McDowell, 97, of Latrobe, formerly of Ligonier, went home to be with her Lord Friday March 1, 2019 at Twin Lakes Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Unity Township.
She was born Sunday, March 27, 1921 in Evans City the daughter of the late Jacob J.and Minnie M. Baumgardner Erwin.
She was a stay at home "Mom" until her children entered middle school when she began working by cleaning homes. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church in Ligonier. She was devoted to all of her family and enjoyed studying the bible, reading romance novels and playing games on her computer.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Wm. Glenn McDowell an infant daughter Dianne L. McDowell, a son Richard G. McDowell, a daughter Rhonda E. Pirl and a grandson Denis M. King.
Five brothers and four sisters.
Eva is survived by a son James M. McDowell (Shirley)of Greensburg, a daughter M. Elise Stiner of Acme and a son Blaine G. McDowell of Latrobe. Six grandchildren; Michelle L. Simon (David), Steven J. McDowell, Matthew J. McDowell (Jennifer), Kristen Ferry, Patrick J. Pirl (Brenda) and D. Michael Pirl (Chrissy). 10 great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Per her wishes there will be no viewing. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday March 9, 2019 at 1pm in the Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, Ligonier with Pastor Steve Hospodar officiating. She will be laid to rest by her husband at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the church.