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Velma Olovett Bowser, 95

May 21, 2013

Velma Olovett Bowser, 95, of Big Run, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at home with her loving family.

Velma was born on June 18, 1917, in Ernest, a daughter of the late Alfred and Sarah (Morgan) Schierer.

On April 27, 1946, she married Glenn Clark Bowser.

She made her own wedding gown from a parachute from World War II. Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1963.

Velma was a member of the Big Run Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Bowser was the Big Run 2011 Citizen of Year.

Glenna L. (Keefer) Smith, 76

May 21, 2013

Glenna L. (Keefer) Smith, 76, of McKean, Pa., and formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at St. Mary’s Home at Asbury Ridge.

She was born May 27, 1936, in Clarion, a daughter of the late R. Kenneth and Alice (Steffy) Keefer.

Glenna was a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed quilting, sewing, baking, crossword puzzles and reading.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Donald R. Smith.

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