Merle Bowe McAllister, 96, much loved mother of Guy W. Bowe, Jeffrey P. Bowe, and Brenda B. Sebring, died peacefully on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Providence Place, Pottsville, PA surrounded by her family and closest friends. She was preceded in death by her husband and the father of their children, The Honorable Guy A. Bowe, Jr. in 1983. Merle graduated from the University of Alabama in 1943. Mrs. Bowe loved bridge, enameling and painting, golfing and was a superb cook. She lost her son, Guy, in 1988. Mrs. Bowe is survived by her son Jeffrey and his wife Rea of Hometown, PA and their children Guy and his wife Katie of Alexandria, VA and Bergen and her husband Eric Dougherty of Philadelphia, PA; her daughter Brenda and her husband Barry L. Sebring of Greensburg, PA and their children Janell Khamvongsa of Las Vegas, NV and Daryl L. Sebring and his wife Karrie of Greensburg, PA; and her great grandchildren, Jezalyn Garcia, Joshua Khamvongsa, MacKenzie Khamvongsa, Khaely Khamvongsa, Troy Sebring and Katelyn Sebring. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. The family requests donations in her memory be made to the Schuylkill United Way, ATTN: Kelly K. Malone - Executive Director, 9 North Centre Street - Suite 301, Pottsville, PA 17901. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Service Services, Inc., 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA.
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