Eleanor Witri Fowler

Friday, September 13, 2013

Eleanor Witri Fowler, 92, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the home of her youngest son in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Eleanor was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Ravenna, Mich., to John and Marie Witri. She grew up on a farm with six sisters and two brothers. She graduated from Ravenna High School and then enrolled in the Hackley Hospital School of Nursing for a three-year degree in nursing. She served her country during World War II as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps, and saw active duty in the Pacific.

Eleanor married Howard Fowler on Dec. 6, 1947. She gave birth to four children, Ronald, James, Philip, and Jackie. Howard and Eleanor lived together in Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, and in Managua, Nicaragua, in Central America.

She is survived by her three of her children, three grandsons, two granddaughters, and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband and her eldest son, Ronald.

Eleanor was active in the many communities in which she lived. Whether working as a nurse in the health industry or in volunteer activites in local community churches, Eleanor was seen as a kind and caring person. She will be remembered as a great listener with good ethical values, who gave much of herself to her husband, children, and community. She enjoyed life's simple pleasures and loved to travel and interact with people.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Beechwood Cemetery in Cornersville, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.

Condolences of sympathy may be sent to www.billsmcgaugh.com.

Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.