Margaret Ellen (DeMoss) Fowler, age 82, of Vandalia, passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Mo.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Mo.
Service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013 at the Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Mo. Officiating was the Rev. Bob Hoehn. Music was provided by pianist Jennifer Gatson. Interment was in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Lucas Fowler, Logan Fowler, Donald Edward Fowler, Gary Fowler, Adam Gatson, and Greg Gatson.
Margaret Ellen (DeMoss) Fowler was born on October 15, 1930 in Coatsburg, Ill., the daughter of Samuel E. and Stella May (Cunningham) DeMoss.
She was married to Donald L. Fowler on December 20, 1953 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death on October 26, 1999.
Margaret E. Fowler had lived most all her adult life on the family farm north of Vandalia. She was a 1948 Monroe City High School graduate and attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville, Hannibal LaGrange College and the University of Missouri in Columbia.
After earning enough college hours, she taught school in Monroe City, Butler Country School, and Crow Country School.
She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia and the 83rd Liberty Belles Club.
Margaret helped her husband Don on the farm along with gardening, canning, and growing her flowers. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include three children, Lindsey and spouse, Sharon Fowler of Jefferson City; Glenn and spouse, Jean Fowler of Vandalia; Bruce and spouse, Martha Fowler of rural Vandalia; one brother, Paul and spouse, Della DeMoss of Novato, Calif.; two sisters, Lois Bequette of St. Charles and Mona Jarman of Honeywell; four grandchildren, Donald Edward Fowler of Madison, Jessie Ann Fowler of Columbia, Lucas Daniel Fowler and Logan Glenn Fowler, both of Vandalia; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Don; four brothers, Eldon DeMoss, Edward DeMoss, Gene DeMoss, and Lester DeMoss.
Memorials are encouraged to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the First Baptist Church in Vandalia.