Betty  Fowler


Betty Jean Fowler, 89, of Ottumwa, died at 4:50 a.m. February 5, 2019 at Vista Woods Care Center.
She was born August 20, 1929 in Davis County to Robert Edward and Bessie Lillian Dyer Amelang. She married Hillard L. Fowler on October 16, 1949 in Bloomfield and he preceded her in death on November 28, 1985.
She was a homemaker, had worked at Swift & Co. for 7 years and was a volunteer at the Senior Citizens Center for over 20 years. She attended Troy High School. Betty enjoyed gardening, yard work and flowers and especially enjoyed her family.
Betty was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.
Surviving are her children, Rebecca (Bob) Koopmans of Burlington and Michael (Lily) Fowler of Ottumwa; 3 grandchildren, Sara (Ben) Buck, Wesley Lunsford and Susan Fowler; 4 step-grandchildren, Justin Koopmans, Jason Koopmans, Tammy Williamson, Lawrence Bossard; 2 great-grandchildren, Leshaun and Anissa Daniel; a sister, Mary Skinner of Grand Junction, CO and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Fowler; her parents; 4 brothers, Frank, Albert, Carl and Everett Amelang and 2 sisters, Anna Smith and Marie Boas; a step-grandson, Justin Bossard and her special companion of 24 years, Charles E. Hart.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church with Father Paul Walker officiating. .Cremation will follow the services.
Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church.
Published on February 5, 2019
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Tom & Marta Shafer
Feb 09, 2019
We would take Betty home from church and she would sit in the back seat. Betty would remind us that she could not see and then proceed to tell us where the stop sign was or that a car was coming up on the side street. She enjoyed life and had fun with people! The memory of Betty will keep her alive for us.
Daren Lefeau
Feb 06, 2019
Thanks for all the good memories and all the happy moments we've shared over the years I've spent with you Grandma, your the best Grandma in the whole world,I will miss you and forever keep you in my heart. I will celebrate your life and your memories with some Kentucky Fried Chicken..R.I.P Grandma..I love you.
Mark Alan Ward
Feb 06, 2019
I will truly miss my Aunt Betty.

I could not have ask to have a greater aunt then Aunt Betty. Although I did not get to spend as much time as I would have liked to with Aunt Betty she always was there will open arms to give me the greatest kisses and hugs.

I am grateful that I was able to travel to Ottumwa Iowa last August with my son Kris to visit. We spent some quality time catching up with Aunty betty and my Cousin Becky and I will be forever blessed.

I Love you Aunt Betty and you will truly be missed

Rest in Love and may God bring blessing to your family during this difficult loss.

I Love You and will miss you

Mark A. Ward
Charles & Jerry Amelang
Feb 06, 2019
Doris Rump
Feb 06, 2019
I delivered meals to Betty, I will always remember her smile, she was such a nice lady, RIP Betty!