Louise J. Rowits, 86, Luther Acres resident, long-time elementary school teacher

By on August 20, 2014

Louise J. Rowits, 86, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at Luther Acres in Lititz.

Born Aug. 28, 1927 in Ottawa, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Edna Gardner Jones.

Louise received a master’s degree from Ball State University and was employed as an elementary school teacher with the Middlebury School District in Indiana for 20 years. She was a member of the Highland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, and the Indiana State Retired Teachers Association. Louise was a talented artist and enjoyed knitting and reading. One of her greatest joys in life was helping to raise her three grandsons.

Surviving is a daughter: Barbara R., wife of Edward Zercher of Lititz; a son: Bruce W., husband of Cynthia Rowits of Ephrata; three grandsons: Edward R. Zercher, Eric J. Rowits and Carl W. Rowits; a sister: Judy McConnell of Cary, N.C.; and a sister-in-law: Millie Jones of Richmond, Va.

She was preceded in death by a brother: John Jones.

There will be no viewing or memorial service. Private interment will be in Dale Memorial Park, Richmond, Va.

If desired, contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125, to Luther Acres, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543 or to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

To send an online condolence to the family, visit KASnyderfuneralhome.com. Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, Lancaster, handled the arrangements.

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