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Rowena M. (Wright) Farver

May 10, 1935 ~ August 25, 2021 (age 86)


Rowena M. (Wright) Farver, 86, of Berwick, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 25, 2021 in her home.  Born in Berwick on May 10, 1935, she was a daughter to the late Carl and Leota (Young) Wright.

Rowena was a graduate of Berwick High School, Class of 1954.  On April 8, 1957, she wed Jack W. Farver.  They shared 62 years of marriage prior to his passing on June 20, 2019.  Rowena was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Farver was a talented seamstress and had worked at several local garment manufacturers, as well as honing her craft recreationally.  She enjoyed volunteering; working at the Berwick Hospital Gift Shop and visiting local shut-ins.  Her greatest joy, however, was her family, by whom she will be deeply missed.

Mrs. Farver is survived by son:  David Farver of Harrisburg; grandchildren:  Jennifer Farver and Ryan Farver, both of Harrisburg; sisters:  Patricia Hunter of Berwick and Barbara Whitmire and husband, Harry, of Berwick.

In addition to her parents, Rowena was preceded in death by her husband, Jack W. Farver.  Also preceding her were daughter-in-law, Lisa Farver, and nephew, Scott Whitmire.

The Farver family would like to thank Rowena’s caregivers, Janet Henger and Karen Higgins, for the excellent care that they provided.

All are welcome to join Rowena’s family for her funeral 11 AM Monday, August 30, 2021 at Kelchner, McMichael & Readler Funeral Home, Inc., 119-121 E. Third Street, Berwick.  Friends will be received from 10 AM until the time of the service.  Interment at Elan Memorial Park will follow.  Memorial contributions in Rowena’s name can be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 1135 Orange Street, Berwick, PA 18603, PA Pets, 203 E. 5th Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, or to Commonwealth Hospice of Berwick, 1409 N. Market Street Suite 202, Berwick, PA 18603.  Online messages of comfort and support can be left at

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24 Hour Viewing
August 30, 2021

10:00 AM
Kelchner, McMichael & Readler Funeral Home, Inc.
119-121 East 3rd Street
Berwick, PA 18603

Funeral Service
August 30, 2021

11:00 AM
Kelchner, McMichael & Readler Funeral Home, Inc.
119-121 East 3rd Street
Berwick, PA 18603

Interment following funeral service
August 30, 2021

Elan Memorial Park of Bloomsburg, Berwick


Commonwealth Hospice of Berwick
1409 N. Market Street, Suite 202, Berwick PA 18603

Calvary United Methodist Church
1135 Orange Street, Berwick PA 18603

PA Pets
203 E. 5th Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815

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