Mary C. Bowling
12/22/1932 - 07/27/2020

Mary C. Bowling, 87, of Hanover, entered into God’s eternal care on Monday, July 27, 2020. She was the loving wife of Gilbert P. Bowling, with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Born December 22, 1932 in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Mussetta (Schuchart) Sneeringer. Mary was retired from Herff Jones Yearbooks in Gettysburg, and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Hanover where she was a member of the Marion Movement. Mary proudly served her country as a Sergeant in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. She was also a 1950 graduate of Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown. Mary was a very devout and generous woman who was active in the Pro-Life movement, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Dr. Christopher A. Bowling of Harrisburg, and G. Patrick Bowling and wife Eileen of Gettysburg; a grandson, Noah Niedererr; three great-grandchildren, Daniel, Maia, and Liam Niedererr; and five siblings, Suzanne Sanders of Hanover, Carol Michnowicz of Santa Clara, CA, and Albert, Robert, and Eugene Sneeringer, all of Hanover. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael D. Niedererr; and ten siblings, Agnes Sneeringer, Evelyn Hess, Pauline Brown, and John, James, Edwin, Richard, Mark, Stephen, and Samuel Sneeringer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2020, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Hanover, with Rev. Michael P. Reid as celebrant. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hanover. Friends and relatives will be received Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown, with prayers to be held at 8:00 p.m. Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 220 Third Street, Hanover, PA 17331.

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Posted at:07/29/2020 7:07 am
Steph Brown
Thoughts and prayers go out to Gil and Mary's family.

Posted at:07/29/2020 1:01 pm
Melissa Redding
Pat,Chris and family, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Thoughts and prayers with you.

Posted at:07/29/2020 2:02 pm
Larry and Helen Hornbake
Dear Patrick, Eileen and family, We send our sincerest condolences on the death of your mother. May she rest in peace and may you all find consolation in the days ahead. Larry and Helen

Posted at:07/29/2020 5:05 pm
Glenn and Marilyn Weishaar

Posted at:07/30/2020 11:11 am
Susan Merfa
I am so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was such a wonderful lady. So very devoted to Our Lord and His Blessed Mother. I knew her from sitting in front of her at Mass on Saturday evenings and have missed her since the pandamic. Chris was so good at bring her to Mass. When I watch Mass on Facebook, I always wish her peace at the sign of peace. God bless her and my prayer go out to her family.

Posted at:07/30/2020 2:02 pm
Michelle Audie
I am very sorry to hear about your family's loss. My thoughts are with you through this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

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