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“Sorry to hear about Mary Ellen. Sure have many memories growing up next door. I will remember her & all of you in my prayers at mass. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Jim ( Jimmy ) Boyer - Harrisburg, PA

“To a beautiful friend who I've been blessed with for a short time. Rest in Jesus's loving arms. Will always remember her with "love" ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Rebecca Schwarz - Lebanon, PA

“What a great gal she will be sorely missed ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Maryann Krause - Cornwall, PA

“To Mame's Family,So many great memories of good times over the years. Mame was such a special person . She will be greatly missed, gone but never,...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Patty Neubauer-Crozier - PA

“We lost one of the best... such a caring and loving individual... gone but not forgotten... condolences to the family... hugs ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: George Kelser - Ephrata, PA


Mary Ellen Bowman, 77, of Lebanon passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Lebanon Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of James K. Bowman whom she married November 16, 1974. Mary Ellen was born in Cornwall on October 19, 1939, daughter of the late Ammon and Katharine Quarry Shirk.
Mary Ellen was a graduate of Cornwall High School. She was a retired secretary for Bethlehem Steel Corp. Mary Ellen was an active member and council member of Scared Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Cornwall. She enjoyed cats, sports and family.
In addition to her husband she is survived by brothers, Edward, husband of Jane Shirk, of Ephrata, Robert, husband of Judi Shirk of Mechanicsburg, sister, Kathleen Krause of Cornwall, Nieces, Nephews and their families.
Family and friends are invited to attend Mary Ellen's Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM from Sacred Heart Of Jesus Catholic Church, Cornwall. A viewing will be held Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 8:45 to 9:45 AM at Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd, 890 Isabel Drive, Lebanon (next to Quentin Circle). Interment will be made in Holy Savior Cemetery, Cornwall.
For further information call 717-272-4634 or to share on line condolences visit www.porterfieldscheidfh.com