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Elva (Bowman) Colyer

Elva Colyer

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Elva (Bowman) Colyer, born February 17, 1926 in Duncansville, PA to Jesse and Matilda (Snair) Bowman.

She was the widow of Frehl Colyer whom she was married for 65 years.

She is survived by a son, Richard (Dick) and wife Eunice Colyer of Enola; 3 grandchildren, David Colyer, Tricia Frankenstein (Jesse) and Rebecca Cappwana, and 5 great-grandchildren.

She graduated from Orbisonia High School in 1944. She and one of the teachers organized Girls Basketball for the first time in the school. She had worked at Brownhill Store and Nationwide Insurance Company.

She loved her family, having been a caregiver to her mother and husband. She tried to live by faith, having joined the church at the age of 12 and was active in her church over the years. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Enola.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and Diabetes Association.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 10AM-11AM at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Enola.

Services will begin at 11AM on Thursday at the church.

Burial will be private.

The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Colyer family.


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  1. I came to know Elva through the Enola Commons where a friend (Irene Radabaugh) and I called bingo for the residents every Thursday night, Fall through Spring. What a sweet lady, she was. We always had time for a little chat each week. Dick she spoke so highly of you and your family and how much she enjoyed her time spent with you and all the grandkids. She talked highly of your Father and what a wonderful relationship they had, now they are together again and enjoying each others company. Dick you were very lucky to have such a kind and caring Mother all of these years and I know she is above and still looking down at you with a smile on her face. Fly high Alva and RIP, your friend Vicky

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