In Memory

Robert Sowers

Lima News, The (OH) - Sunday, January 4, 2009 Lima Robert C. Sowers , 62, died at 11:22 a.m. Jan. 3, 2009, at his residence. He was born Dec. 17, 1946, in Lima to William S. and Lola R. Williams Sowers . His mother preceded him in death; his father survives in Lima. On April 19, 1986, he married Darlene G. "Nena" Gilmore, who survives in Lima. Mr. Sowers retired from Lima City Schools as a custodian in 2007. He previously worked at General Dynamics and Clark Equipment. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of American Legion Post 96. He enjoyed NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon. Survivors also include a son, Lance R. Sowers , of Reynoldsburg; a daughter, Melissa J. Page, of Lima; a brother, William E. Sowers , of Lima; a sister, Karen Sue Sneary, of Lima; three grandchildren, Samantha "Sambo," Kiera, and Koby Page, all of Lima; a niece, Kariann S. (Ed) Gillett, of Galloway; and a great-niece, Elizabeth J. Gillett, of Galloway. Services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel. The Rev. Douglas Adams will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.