Obituary for Lela Fowler

Ponca City Now - November 20, 2020 5:44 pm

Lela I. Fowler

October 25, 1921 – November 19, 2020

Lela Ileene Fowler of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died late Thursday evening, November 19, 2020, in the Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home at the age of 99 years.

Lela Ileene Fowler was born on October 25, 1921, north of Nardin, Oklahoma, to Fredrick and Hattie (Sinclair) Bunch. She grew up in the Braman area and married Ernest L. Fowler on March 1, 1937, in Guthrie and they settled on a farm west of Braman. In 1948 they bought Easterday Grocery and operated the store as Ernie’s Grocery until 1964 when they sold the business and moved to Enid. The couple returned to the Braman area in 1968 to farm and continued this operation until retiring in 1983.

She served as vice-president of the board for the Braman Cemetery Association from 1989 until 1999 and on the council board of the RSVP of Kay County from 2003 to 2006. She also served as a Blackwell Hospital Volunteer for several years. She was a member of the First Christian Church.

She is survived by her son, Fred Fowler of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Fowler in 1986; her parents; and a son, Robert Fowler.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Saturday, November 28th in the Braman Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Koch officiating. Burial will follow in the Braman Cemetery.

Serving as honorary casketbearers will be Garold DeWitt, Jim Kincaid, Charles Kaupke, Bruce Dale, Jerry Frieouf and Fred LeValley.

A memorial has been established in her honor with the Braman Cemetery Association in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.