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Catherine Jean Alexander

November 26, 1921 — August 14, 2022

Homer City, formerly of Florida

A kind, humble, faithful, and loving woman, Catherine Jean Alexander, 100, of Indiana, PA left us on August 14, 2022, into the awaiting arms of her Father surrounded by her family where she peacefully passed.

The daughter of the late James L. and Mary Floretta (Foster) Alexander, Jean was born Nov 26, 1921, in DuBois, PA, the 4th of 10 children. A "coal miners' daughter," the family settled in Fulton Run. As a young child she, her brother, and neighborhood children started a revival that seeded the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Church, family, teaching, and service dedicated to others would be the foundation of her life's work.

Jean was a bright student as a child, skipping grades and finishing high school in 10 years, then graduating from Transylvania Bible School 4 years later. She would return to teach at the school for 18 years then moved to God's Bible School and College to teach for another 3. Jean wore many hats. During WWII, when the boys were drafted, Jean donned overalls and went to work laying shingles on a 3-story dorm where she earned the reputation "Let Jean Do It!"

Jean would later graduate from South Florida Jr. College Nursing School and spend 25 years serving others as a Home Health Nurse. An independent woman, Jean traveled into her 80s including a trip to Africa. Florida was her home before returning to PA three years ago.

Jean is survived by her sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Betty) Alexander, Homer City, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Robert, Thomas, Audrey, Blanche, Foster, James, Leroy, John, and Betty. They are now joyously together.

Jean was a member of the Community Bible Church of Avon Park, Florida under the auspices of Churches of Christ in Christian Union.

Friends will be received Friday from 10 until the time of service at 12 PM at Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Homer City. Interment to follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Indiana, Pennsylvania.

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Visitation

Friday, August 19, 2022

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.

4606 Old US Highway 119 South, Homer City, PA 15748

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Funeral Service

Friday, August 19, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. Chapel

4606 Old US Highway 119 South, Homer City, PA 15748

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