Ellinor Elizabeth Fowler was born December 3, 1920 in Lipscomb, TX to Lester and Doris Dixon. Ellinor passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 13, 2021 at the age of 100.
Ellinor was raised on a farm near Booker, TX were she attended Booker High School. She was a faithful member of the View Point Friends Church and was converted at a young age. She taught a toddler’s Sunday school class for decades. After attending a Christian family camp, she met and married Jack Fowler on March 30, 1958. They made their home in Emporia, KS where they raised three children. They were her pride and joy. Ellinor was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Emporia, KS. She was involved in the Coworkers Sunday School Class, the Ladies Missionary Society, the Sam Senior Group, and the church choir. Latter in life she was a member of the Emporia Senior Citizen Rhythm Band. She always loved music and could play the piano by ear. Through the years, she was a church soloist singing till she was almost 90. Besides music, she was a quilter and an avid gardener. She attributed her longevity to her work in the garden.
After a 59 year marriage, she was proceeded in death by her husband. Also proceeding her in death were her parents, brother Parker Dixon, and her twin brother Elger who died in infancy. She outlived her beloved sisters Dorothy Haile, Margaret Brown, Kathleen Bridges and Carolyn Coker. She is survived by her children Kenneth Fowler and wife Christy, Leona Rupert and husband James, Ron Fowler and wife Kim, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Hers was a life well lived, leaving a lasting legacy.
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