Emily Jean Lowes Gardner

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Full Name
Emily Jean Gardner

Date of Birth
Saturday, June 28th, 1941

Date of Death
Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Obituary/Notice

Emily Jean Lowes Gardner, age 77, of Erie, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at UPMC Hamot.

She was born on June 28, 1941 in Hamilton, OH daughter of the late Walter and Ruby Lake Lowes. 

Emily was a graduate of Jacobs Business College in Dayton, OH.  She was a faithful military wife for 20 years and then became employed as a secretary at Cascade United Methodist Church for 23 years.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.  Emily loved doing word finds and going to lunch with her church friends.  She had great generosity, at times to a fault.  She loved her Kate Spade glitter glasses, traveling to see her family and her dog Jamie. 

Along with being fiercely independent, Emily empowered her kids, rejoiced in their accomplishments and defended them to all means.  A pastor, a nurse and a marine, she felt she had her bases covered.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William Alton Gardner, Sr. as well as a brother and two sisters.

Survivors include two daughters Reverend Pamela Sue Gardner of Wesleyville, PA  and Paula Lynn Seely of Corry, PA.  A son William Alton Gardner, Jr. of Whitehall, MI and a brother William Alton Lowes of Indianapolis, IN. Nine Grandchildren and five Great Grandchildren also survive.

Friends may call at Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory, 602 W. 10th St., Erie, on Monday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm and Tuesday from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11am with good family friend, Rev. Lea Guiney, officiating.

Burial will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Erie United Methodist Alliance, 1033 E. 26th St., Erie, PA 16504.

Send condolences at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com


Calling Hours

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When
Monday, April 8th, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Address
Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Inc – Downtown/West Bayfront District - 602 West 10th Street Erie, PA 16502

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When
Monday, April 8th, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Address
Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Inc – Downtown/West Bayfront District - 602 West 10th Street Erie, PA 16502

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When
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Address
Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Inc – Downtown/West Bayfront District - 602 West 10th Street Erie, PA 16502

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Service Information

When
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019, 11:00 AM

Address
Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Inc – Downtown/West Bayfront District - 602 West 10th Street Erie, PA 16502

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Interment

Address
Laurel Hill Cemetery - 4523 Love Road ERIE, PA 16506

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On-Call 24 hours Business Office: 602 W 10th Street, Erie, PA 16502