> Joan A. Hower, 83 years old, of Newport, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the home of her daughter, Marion. She was born June 28, 1933 in Shamokin to William and Marion (Carpenter) Seger. Joan was a member of Mt. Olivet Church of the Brethren and enjoyed gospel and country music but her greatest joy was being with her grandchildren.
> Joan was the widow of Harry R. Hower and is survived by her daughters, Cherie S. Hockenberry (Jim) of Liverpool, Elaine A. Smith (Rob) of Newport, Marion B. Shuman (Dave) of New Bloomfield and Michelle Hanacek (Robert) of Plymouth, NC; twin sister, Jean A Sterns of New Bloomfield and sister Jacqueline Gajus of Florida; eleven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and not Jack. She was preceded in death by brother, William "Nick" Seger and sister Beverly J. Kopp.
> Services will be held on Saturday from the David Myers Funeral Home, Newport with a viewing from 10 AM until the funeral service at 11 AM with her son-in-law, Pastor David Shuman officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elliottsburg.
> In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Central Pa. 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA. 17110.