Obituaries

Elizabeth “Betty” (McGuire) Dower

Elizabeth “Betty” (McGuire) Dower, 78, of Shenandoah, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, with her loving family by her side.

Born and raised in Shenandoah, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna Kilty McGuire.

She was a retired garment worker having worked in the local garment industry.

Betty was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, formerly Annunciation BVM Church, Shenandoah.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Harry E. George; a daughter at birth; a grandson, Matthew Yablonsky; a great-grandson, Ethan Yablonsky; a son-in-law, Paul T. Yablonsky; a sister, Annmarie McGuire.

Surviving are her husband of 32 years, William S. Dower; three sons, Robert George and his wife, Amy, Clarksville, Tenn., Frank George, Shenandoah, and Michael George and his wife, Ingrid, Front Royal, Va.; a daughter, Nancy Yablonsky, Shenandoah Heights; a brother, John McGuire, Shenandoah; a sister, Mary Hoffman, Mahanoy City; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

A religious service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian will officiate. Interment will follow in Annunciation BVM Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth “Betty” (McGuire) Dower Has 3 Condolences Posted:

  1. susan aponick says:

    BILLY PLEASE EXCEPT OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCE .BETTY IS FREE FROM PAIN AND AT PEACE NOW.IT,S VERY HARD TO LOOSE SOMEONE BUT HARDER TO WATCH THEM IN PAIN.BETTY WILL BE WATCHING OVER YOU KNOW.BILL.. RUTH WANTED ME TO TELL YOU HOW SORRY SHE IS ALSO.WE WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND BETTY’S FAMILY.SUSAN AND RUTH.

  2. Christine Diener says:

    Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences at this most difficult of times. May
    God comfort you and your family with deep sympathy.

  3. Kim Santos says:

    Mike, In this time of sorrow, please know that your Mother is now with the Father of all Mercies, reunited with those she loved and at peaceful rest for now and evermore. Your Mother is gone but good thoughts will live on in your memory and the Spark of Life she gave to you, is now shared with Ingrid as it too lives on in your daughter. Best thoughts.