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  Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
Thursday, June 13, 1935

OBITUARY ~ MINA (ROUTH) Van WYE FOWLER

Mrs. Mina Fowler, for many years a resident of Clearfield, died at her home here last Thursday night, June 6th, after several weeks of illness. Mrs. Fowler had not been well for a long time, but her serious illness was but a few weeks as she had been able to be about until Tuesday. Mina Ruth was born in West Alexander, Pennsylvania, September 16, 1851, and died in Clearfield, Iowa June 6, 1935 at the age of 83 years, 8 months and 20 days. She was the daughter of Alexander and Nancy Ruth. She was married in Winterset, to George Van Wye, and later after his passing she was married to J. W. Fowler of Clearfield, October 4, 1893, coming immediately where they resided on farms nearby and then moved into town. Mrs. Fowler became a Christian while young and was a member of the Clearfield United Presbyterian church. She was a Bible student and read the scriptures daily. Mrs. Fowler did many deeds of charity and kindness and was always ready to do for others as opportunity offered. She leaves her going two brothers, J. N. Ruth, who has been with her during her illness, J. T. Ruth of West Alexander, Pennsylvania, two nieces and two nephews of Pennsylvania, and many friends. Funeral services were held at the home Saturday afternoon. The floral offerings were beautiful. Her pastor, Rev. H. B. Hutchman of the United Presbyterian church officiating, and was assisted by Rev. J. C. Turner of the Methodist church. Music was by a quartet composed of Ralph Crew, Mrs. J. M. Stephenson, Mrs. Myrta Young, and E. C. Heaton. Pall bearers were John Beatty, Jessie McKelvey, Tom Henderson, Berl and Claude Brown and Clem Ruby. Interment was in Clearfield cemetery.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, January of 2012

Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Iowa
June 13, 1935

MINA ROUTH VANWY FOWLER

Mrs. Mina Ruth Fowler was born near West Alexander, in Washington county, Penn., and passed away at her home, Clearfield, Iowa, June 6, 1935. At her next birthday, Sept. 16th, she would have been 84. Her parents were Alexander and Nancy Ruth.

She was married to George Vanwy and after his death was married to J. W, Fowler, Oct. 4, 1893 Rev. Huber Herring officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Fowler then came to their home in Clearfield.

In early girlhood she became a member of the Presbyterian faith and so remained. In her quiet way, she was known for many acts of charity. She was a daily reader of the bible.

She is survived by two brothers J. P. Ruth of West Alexander, Pa , and J. N. Ruth who has been with her in her last years; two nephews,óDonald Ruth of Swissvale, Pa., Charles Murray of Washington, Pa.; two nieces, Mrs. Frances Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio, Dessie Morrison of West Alexander, Pennsylvania. Her many friends mourn her passing.

Funeral services were held at the residence, on Saturday, 2:00 p. m., conducted by the pastor Rev. H. B. Hutchman, assisted by Rev. J. C. Turner. Singing was by a quartet, Mrs. J. M. Stephenson, Mrs. Myrta Young, Mr. E. C. Heaton, and J. R. Crew. Interment was in the Clearfield Cemetery.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, January of 2012

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