Posted by on October 25, 2020 2:51 am

Categories: Schuylkill County Obituaries

Alvarette E. Owens, 95, of S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Providence Place, Pine Grove.

Born on May 5, 1925 in Heckscherville, she was a daughter of the late William and Sally Starr Leininger.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Pine Grove, where she was very involved in various church groups and activities. She was especially fond of the many years she served with the Ladies Goodwill Class and was often in charge of cooking for church functions and banquets.

Her hobbies included knitting, oil painting and drawing and cooking. She played with the Senior Citizens kitchen band. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Edward and loved spending time with her family.

Alvarette was a seamstress for the former Canoe Mfg. Company, Pine Grove.

Preceding her in death were here husband of 70 years, Edward E. Owens, Sr.; a son-in-law Dan Bradley; six brothers, William, Charles, Earl, Theodore, Robert and her twin Albert Leininger.

Surviving are her daughter, Sheila Bradley of Fernandina Beach, FL; two sons, Edward Jr. and wife Frances Owens of Milton, DE and Brent Owens of Pine Grove; four grandchildren, Kelly Owens, Kerri Owens and husband John Fortunato, Pam Owens and Scott Bradley and wife Deborah; four great grandchildren, Alex, Robby, Kristen and Tomas; one great great granddaughter Makenna; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a viewing on Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove. Graveside Services and interment will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family with Dr. Ira Lydic officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 68, Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in her memory.

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