Dessa Fowler

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dessa Rhea Fowler, 84, of Sikeston died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at her home.

She was born Aug. 26, 1917, at Carbon Hill, Ala., daughter of James and Minnie Stovall Kitchen. She and Buford Fowler were married Sept. 1, 1937, in Cherry Valley, Ark.

Fowler was a teacher in Cross County, Ark., several years and later worked at the International School before retiring in 1968. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church and co-founder of Women's Aglow ministry in Sikeston.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Bobby Fowler of Sikeston; two daughters, Catherine Wilson of Tavares, Fla., Mary Alsup of St. Charles, Mo.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters.

Friends may call at Ponder Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Allen Basham officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.