Emma J. (Flasher) Choura

March 31, 1927 ~ September 29, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Emma Choura Obituary

Emma J. Choura, age 96, of Mars, passed away on Friday morning, September 29, 2023 in the comfort of her home.

Born in Greenville, PA on March 31, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Marguerite Mook Flasher.

At the age of 17, she met her future husband, Edward R. Choura at a bowling alley in Evans City where her father had taken her. She married him at the age of 23 and they were married for 53 years before his death on September 27, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Neal and Robert Flasher and by a niece, Debbie Flasher.

At the age of 18, Emma had a Fan Club for Kirk Douglas. At 20, she worked at the Pentagon and met Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower twice.

Emma was the bookkeeper for Choura Brother's Service Station in Mars, where she and her late husband, Edward were co-owners with his brother, Frank.  She had also worked as a clerk at Zeigler's Hardware in Mars for 30 years.

Bowling was a big part of Emma and Eddie's life and they traveled all over the country in bowling tournaments. She was inducted into the Greater Pittsburgh Bowling Hall of Fame at 59 years in 1986. She had averaged 180 or better for 15 years. She bowled in leagues at Mars Lanes until retiring last year at the age of 95.

She loved all animals and took in many strays. She especially loved her dogs, cats and at one time eight horses.

She was a member of the Valencia United Methodist Church.

Surviving are  her nieces and nephews,  Linda Jay in Florida, Lisa Flasher (Alan Sheffield) of N.C., Vaughn Flasher (Kim) of Westerville, OH and Susan Stamm (Steve) of Mercer, her niece-in-law, Laura Gold of Mars, a sister-in-law, Judy Flasher of Mercer, many cousins and other extended family and friends.

Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home, with Rev. Robert Martin, officiating. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp. Memorials may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053. Directions and condolences are available at




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