Lori D. Sowle Gilkinson, 66, of Meadville, passed away on December 25, 2020, at her residence. Lori was born on July 9, 1954, in Washington, PA the daughter of John and Shirley Sowle of Venango.  Lori graduated with the class of 1974 from Cambridge Springs High School and attended the J.H. Thompson Academy in Erie, eventually working at several local salons.  She was also employed in the deli department of Giant Eagle in both Edinboro and Meadville and H&H Market in Saegertown. She was a former member of the Cambridge Springs Eastern Star.

Lori was preceded in death by her grandmother, Veta Peterson.

Survivors include husband, Charles Sherman Gilkinson, of Meadville; and her daughter, Melissa Malene, of Meadville.