Patricia Ann (O'Keefe) Bowes

Born: Tue., Mar. 14, 1950
Died: Sat., Apr. 8, 2017

Greeting of Family and Friends

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 17, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory

Closing Ceremony

4:00 PM Mon., Apr. 17, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory

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Patricia “Pat” Ann (O’Keefe) Bowes

Tie Dye & Coca-Cola -

Patricia “Pat” Ann (O’Keefe) Bowes, age 67, of Marysville, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, April 8, 2017.  Pat was born on Tuesday, March 14, 1950 in Harrisburg to the late Joseph William O’Keefe and Mary (Snavely) O’Keefe.  In addition to her parents, Pat is preceded in death by her beloved dog, Max.

Pat’s survivors include her two children: Maureen Sholtis, Ronald Patrick O’Keefe; her two grandsons: Brandon Sholtis, Charles Wesesky; her great-granddaughter: Kylie Cryder; and her four siblings: Mary Frances O’Keefe, Sue O’Keefe, Joseph O’Keefe, Bryan O’Keefe; her oldest and dearest friend, Mary Kay Stambaugh Switzer; and several nieces and nephews.

Pat graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg as part of the class of 1968.  She retired from Pinnacle Health in 2016 after having worked as a PCA Monitor Tech in both Polyclinic and Harrisburg Hospitals.  Pat was a free spirit who thrived on the outrageous.  An extrovert by nature, she was always happy and laid back.  Some of her signature characteristics were her love of tie dye, Coca-Cola, lobster and crab, roller coasters, traveling, and Middleswarth Potato Chips.  More than all of these, Pat loved and cherished her grandchildren.  When those who knew and loved Pat remember her they will recall two of her favorite sayings.

“Growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional”

“Only the good die young, so I am going to live forever.”

All are welcome to join Pat’s family at her gathering of family and friends on Monday, April 17, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. when a closing ceremony will be held all at Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.  Cremation was private.

Contributions in celebration of Pat’s life can be made to the charity of the donor’s choosing.

Pat’s family has entrusted her care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Pat’s full obituary, view her memorial video and portrait, and sign her official guest book at

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Peggy rudy
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
Sending condolences to Pat's family. Pat was such a beautiful person always a pleasure to work with. She had such a nice smile. So sorry for your loss. God just gain a sweet Angel. RIP Pat. God bless you all.

Peggy Rudy.

Brenda Rohacek
   Posted Sun April 16, 2017
I wish to extend my sympathy to Pat's family and friends
I had wanted to do so in person but the timing of the services conflicts with my family gathering to celebrate Easter tomorrow. Pat was a McDevitt classmate and we had visited her a few times at her house along with other classmates. Some very fond memories
Rest in peace Pat


Heidi Mansbarger
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
Maureen and Ronald I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I have fond memories of your mother as we all were growing up. Have faith in knowing she is at peace and looking down at you.

Heidi Mansbarger, Harrisburg, PA

   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
To the Bowes family so sorry for your lose. Patricia lived a jiffy of helping others she wil be missed.

Hebrews 6:10


Barbara Minich
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
I started working with Pat at Polyclinic. We also went to many concerts together. I will always have many fond memories of Pat.

Barbara Minich, Mechanicsburg, PA

   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Remembering when my family moved next door to yours. My family became good friends with yours, Dollie and Ed, and Miss Shireman and Miss Dugan. We all became friends and friends are hard to find. Rest in peace Patty.

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