Meet Our Staff
Jerry and Pamela Sowers:
Jerry is an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Piqua. In the church, he serves as percussionist on the Worship Team. Jerry is a past president of the Piqua Association of Churches, where he also served as Treasurer. He served on the Piqua Prayer Breakfast Committee for over 10 years. Jerry is a member of the Piqua Kiwanis Club, in which he served as President in 1991 and 2000. He was recognized as Distinguished President each year and was the club’s only president who served two terms. Jerry received Kiwanian of the Year in 1992, which is the club’s highest honor. He is active in many other civic and religious organizations in the community. Jerry is a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association. He has served on the Professional Education Committee and the OSHA Committee. He is also a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Selected Independent Funeral Homes and a charter member of the Funeral Ethics Association. In 2003, Jerry received his certification as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.
Pamela graduated from Greenville High School. She is the founder and coordinator of Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home’s Aftercare Program. Her current role with the funeral home is Grief Recovery Facilitator. Pam has had extensive training in grief and bereavement to help serve the families of the funeral home. She follows up with every family served for the first year after a loss. Pam does this with in home visits, phone calls and acknowledging birthdays and anniversaries at times when families may need a helping hand. As well as serving in the above capacities, she plays the organ for funeral services when requested. Pam is an active member of the Grace United Methodist Church. She is a member of the Worship Team in which she plays the keyboard. Pam is also active in a small group. Jerry and Pam were married on July 29, 1972 and have one daughter and son-in-law: Angela and Heath Finfrock; and one son and daughter-in- law: Brian and Laura Sowers. Jerry and Pam have seven grandchildren: Alexis (Allie), Ashley, Katrina (Nina), Chaia, Brieanna, Haley and Jarin.
Brian A. Sowers
Brian is an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Piqua. He serves on the
Worship Team as a drummer. Brian is active in the Youth Program and the Children’s Program
at Grace. He is a member of the Piqua Kiwanis Club in which he served as a board member
for six years and is a past president. Also in Kiwanis, he serves as co-chair of youth programs
for Builder’s Club (Jr. High) and Key Club (Sr. High). Brian is also a member of the Ohio
Embalmers Association and the Ohio Funeral Directors Association. He serves on the Young
Funeral Directors and the Member’s Service Committee of Ohio Funeral Directors Association.
In 2005, Brian received his certification as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) from
the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.
Wanda and Frank reside east of Troy, OH. They love to travel and have experienced many wonderful trips together. They enjoyed raising two sons: Scott and Sean, who have blessed them with four beautiful granddaughters and one handsome grandson. After raising her sons, Wanda decided to rejoin the workforce and had a career in insurance for 23 years.
Wanda heard of an opportunity to help families in a very different way and joined Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home as our Family Service Advisor in August, 2005. She enjoys meeting with our families to assist them with prearranging their own individualized services. Wanda also follows through with each family we serve by meeting with them after they have lost a loved one. She lends an ear and helps answer any questions family members may have during these difficult times. Wanda has been a great addition to our Melcher-Sowers family.