Monday, March 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Jennifer Gatson - pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Lucas Fowler, Logan Fowler, Donald Edward Fowler, Gary Fowler, Adam Gatson and Greg Gatson.
Margaret Ellen (DeMoss) Fowler passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She had lived most all her adult life on the family farm north of Vandalia. Margaret 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 putting in a large garden each spring, canning and growing her flowers. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Born: October 15, 1930 in Coatsburg, Illinois the daughter of Samuel E. and Stella May (Cunningham) DeMoss.
Married: Donald L. Fowler on December 20, 1953 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death on October 26, 1999.
Survivors include three children: Lindsey and spouse, Sharon Fowler of Jefferson City; Glenn and spouse, Jean Fowler of Vandalia; Bruce and spouse, Marthan Fowler of rural Vandalia; one brother, Paul and spouse, Della DeMoss of Novato, California; 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.
Preceded in death by: 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.