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Betty Sowden

Betty Sowden 85 of Roscoe died Monday March 9, 2015 at her home. Born in Allenport on June 25, 1929 a daughter of Charles and Gladys Brown Jones. Mrs. Sowden was a member of Roscoe United Methodist Church. She is survived by 2 sons and a daughter-in-law Rev. Terry and Darlene Sowden of Glen Burnie, MD, and Randy Sowden of Roscoe, a daughter and son-in-law Cindy and William Heffernan of Harwinton, Conn., 5 grandchildren, Lynn Sowden, Rebecca Young, Michelle, Batchelder, Christina Heffernan, and Kevin Heffernan and 6 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Willis (Mike) Sowden and a brother Walter Lee Jones. Visitation will be held on Wednesday March 11, 2015 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe. Additional viewing will be held on Thursday March 12, 2015 from 10am-11am at the Roscoe United Methodist Church where funeral services will follow at 11am with the Reverands Brian Carroll, Sandra Conti and Rick Bowser. Interment will follow at Howe Cemetery, Long Branch. Memorials may be made to the Roscoe United Methodist Church.


I am Floyd browns daughter and I wish to extend my sincere condolences to your family may god bless thank you

barbara brown paydo Mar 15 2015 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the Sowden family. I have many fond memories of Aunt Betty and Uncle Mike, but the one I remember most clearly involved the suburban. During my first year of college, we took the suburban from Chase and Mary Lou's house to Penn State, with all my worldly possessions in the back. Betty and Mike drove me and my mom, and there was still lots of space left, even AFTER we went shopping for school stuff! I'll miss them both.

Jennifer Ontai Mar 13 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Terry, Randy, Cindy and family - We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Betty. I have so many fond memories of her and Uncle Mike when we were little. Our road trips, learning how to swim, Sunday outings at Grandma's and so many more. We are also greatful that Jennifer and Stefanie got to have another wonderful aunt and uncle. Jennifer will never forget the time Uncle Mike and Aunt Betty took her to Penn State. What a road trip that was! Our condolences to all of you.

Ken and Jaci Sowden Mar 12 2015 12:00 AM

Bill, Cindy, Tina and Kevin We are so sorry for your loss, Betty was a wonderful woman. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Linda, Amy, Deb, AmyH and Jeanne

Linda Mar 11 2015 12:00 AM

Terry, Randy & Cindy, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Both of your parents were wonderful individuals. Very well-liked and respected. Sincerely, Michael Barber Saint Johns, FL (Formerly Roscoe, PA)

Michael Barber Mar 11 2015 12:00 AM