Psalm 100 (CEV)
1 Shout praises to theLord,
everyone on this earth.
2 Be joyful and sing as you come in to worship the Lord!
3 You know the Lord is God!
He created us, and we belong
to him; we are his people, the
sheep in his pasture.
4 Be thankful and praise the Lord
as you enter his temple.
5 The Lord is good! His love and
faithfulness will last forever.
Jane Marie Cummings Bowerman Harris , 93
Wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Christian Educator
Jane Bowerman Harris, 93, born April 19, 1920 , died January 27, 2014 at Cornwall Manor in Cornwall, PA.
Jane Harris was born April 19, 1920 in Voorheesville, NY to Flossie and James Cummings. She studied Christian Education at Houghton College where she met her husband, Ronald Bowerman (deceased December 26, 1946). After his death Jane served as Director of Christian Education at Madison Avenue Presbyterian church in Albany NY. She valued education and went on to earn a Master’s of Christian Education from Union Theological Seminary in 1950 and a Master’s in Education/Reading from University of Pennsylvania in 1964. In 1951 she became Assistant Editor of Children’s Publications at the Presbyterian Board of Christian Education in Philadelphia, PA. In 1955 she married Reverend Paul M. Harris and worked with him as a pastor’s wife and as a co-founder of DELHOH and later LEBHOH, two associations to advocate for the rights and dignity of people with hearing loss. From 1960 until 1989, her career evolved into teaching and eventually Supervisor of Reading in the Southeast Delco School district. With her training and passion for Christian education , her life was devoted to sharing her faith through service and through teaching others to teach: leading national laboratory schools for teachers, in local churches and on Conference and national Methodist church committees.
Survivors: She is survived by her children Priscilla Yagel of Harrisburg, PA, Sharon Brucker (Eric) of Avondale, PA, Joanna Stewart (Steve) of Lewisberry, PA, Deborah Harris of Lewisberry, PA and David Harris (Penny) of Palmyra, PA; grandchildren Matthew Brucker (Debra); Mark Brucker (Jenny), Jennifer Brucker, Kirk Yagel (Marie), Jessica Yagel, Gregory Stewart (Kristin) and Jeremiah Harris (Paulina); and 8 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services celebrating Jane’s faith and life are being planned for February 22, 2014, 11:00 am visitation and Noon service, followed by a lunch at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR, 72202; or UMCOR, United Methodist Committee on Relief, 475 Riverside Drive, Room 1520, New York, NY 10115