Barry Showers


Barry Showers, 80, of Orrtanna, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, at home with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Edna Regina (McDannell) Showers, Orrtanna. Together they shared 41 years of marriage.

He was born Nov. 27, 1940, in Aspers, the son of the late Kermit and Nellie (Warren) Showers.

Mr. Showers served in the U.S. Army and was a parking valet at Gettysburg Hospital. In 1997, he received a double lung transplant. He enjoyed deer hunting each year and hunting trips to Virginia and Missouri. Mr. Showers lovingly cared for his wife for the past five years as she struggled with dementia. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and watching their sporting events, especially his grandson Jeff race.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Dawn Showers Foster and husband Jeffrey, Aspers, and Kimberly A. Guise and husband Michael, Gettysburg; grandchildren, Jeremy Showers, Jeffrey Foster Jr., Hannah Gardner and Alana Guise; great-granddaughter, Aurora Showers; and nephews, Brian Group, Vern Group and wife Nancy, and Wayne Group.

He was preceded in death by his brother James Showers, and sister Nancy Group.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Cemetery, 1095 Church Road, Orrtanna, with Rev. Michael E. Allwein officiating.

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