Sowers, Myrtle

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March 31, 1919 – April 13, 2009┬áMyrtle Sowers, 90, passed peacefully at Sunrise Senior Living in Columbia, Maryland. A native of Montgomery County Virginia, Mrs. Sowers was a loyal friend and active member of many civic organizations in the Blacksburg/Christiansburg community. She belonged to the Blacksburg Women’s Club, the Ladies Home Demonstration Club and St. Paul Methodist Church among others. She was an avid gardener and excellent cook and baker, delighting friends and family.

Widow of Major Henry (Ike) Sowers, she is survived by her son and his wife, William and Starr Sowers, of Columbia, Maryland. Grandchildren include Susan Hypes (Bristow, Virginia), Richard Hypes (Christiansburg), Lisa Sowers (Silver Spring, Md.), David Sowers (New York, N.Y.), and Stephen Sowers (Amherst, Mass.); and numerous great-grandchildren.

Family will receive visitors at Horne Funeral Home, from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 14, 2009. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul Methodist Church at 10 a.m. on April 15, 2009.

Donations may be made to Gilchrist Hospice Care, Howard County, 5537 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 433, Columbia, Maryland 21045. Online condolences may be sent by visiting The Sowers family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg.