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Rosella Amanda Mowrey

January 27, 1929 — October 28, 2022

Rosella A. Mowrey, 93, of Ridgway, died Friday, October 28, 2022, at her home following a lengthy illness.

She was born on January 27, 1929, on Front Street in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Thomas and Irene Himes Butterfuss.

On Sept 16, 1989, she married the late Harry V. Mowrey, who preceded her in death.

Rosella resided in New York most of her adult life. She was a devoted member of the Church of Latter-day Saints since 1966. Rosella enjoyed spending time bird-watching, especially enjoying cardinals, blue jays, and goldfinches.  She also loved to watch the rabbits and chipmunks, and was only fond of one bug, her tree mantis, "Mandy".  She also enjoyed knitting blankets, cooking, and decorating for the holidays, especially Christmas.  She loved taking and looking at pictures, baking cookies, and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by five children; Randy (Sandy) Simon of Florida, Larry Simon of Ridgway, Rusty (Christine) Simon of Utah, Mark Simon of Ridgway, and Tanya (Gary) Hillman of New York.  She is also survived by two step-sons; Marl Mowrey and Paul Mowrey, both of Johnsonburg, and by 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, and by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons; Glenn Simon and Gary Simon, by a granddaughter; Krista Hillmanand a sister, Betty Trumbell.

Funeral Services for Rosella A. Mowrey will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Krise Funeral Home with Brother Russell Larson officiating.

Burial will follow in Brandy Camp Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the Krise Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 and online condolences may be offered to the family at

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