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Lena Fern (Cox) Sowder

July 24, 1928 ~ September 12, 2020 (age 92)


Fern Sowder, age 92 of Salem, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 12:03 pm, in Salem Crossing.

Born July 24, 1928 in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Bessie Norton. 

She was a retired employee of the old Smith Cabinet Manufacturing Company in Salem, a graduate of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky High School, loved country music and was an avid Quilter.

On April 6, 1946 she married Howard Sowder, who passed away October 27, 1993.

Survivors include:  3 Daughters: Reda (Perry) Alexander of Salem, Judy (Charlie) Nicley of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky and Janet (Dave Sebastian) Bowling of Salem;  3 Sons: Vernon (Jenny) Sowder of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky,  Randall (Scarlet) Sowder of Salem and Melvin Kent Sowder of LaGrange, Kentucky; 1 Brother: Jerome (Barbara) Cox of Honolulu, Hawaii; 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

Funeral Service: 2:00 pm Tuesday at Dawalt Funeral Home with Minister Annetta Rosenberg officiating.
   Visitation: 11 am until the time of the service on  Tuesday.   
      Interment at Winslow Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions to:
Winslow Cemetery Fund
C/O Rhonda & Lester Sowder
3713 North Glen Miller Road
Salem, Indiana  47167


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September 15, 2020

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Dawalt Funeral Home
204 East Market Street
Salem, IN 47167

Funeral Service
September 15, 2020

2:00 PM
Dawalt Funeral Home
204 East Market Street
Salem, IN 47167

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