Delta Jean (Slavens) Fowler, 92, resident of Bartlesville since 1922, died at 7:48 a.m. Sunday in the Heritage House where she had been a resident since January, 1985.
Funeral services for Mrs. Fowler will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the graveside in the Altoona Cemetery, Altoona, Kansas. The Rev. Ralph O. Bershem will be the officant. Committal prayers and internment will be directed by the Arnold Moore Funeral Service.
A native of Kansas, Mrs. Fowler was born at Greeley, August 12, 1893. She was the daughter of the late James K. and Jennie Dixon Slavens. She began her education in the Greeley, Kansas community schools and completed her education at Altoona. She and Elmer Fowler were married June 10, 1910 at Independence, Kansas, and they made their home in Altoona where he was active in the ownership of the Fowler Dry Cleaning business. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Fowler came to Bartlesville in 1922 and was employed here with the Ralph Taylor Cleaners, the Bateman Cleaners and the Dufford Cleaners as a silk finisher and at the time of her retirement in 1969 was associated with the Ideal Cleaners. She had made her home for several years southwest of Bartlesville. She was a former member of the Bartlesville Chapter No. 142, Order of Eastern Star.
Mrs. Fowler will lie in state in the Drawing Rooms of the Arnold Moore Funeral Residence on Tuesday. The funeral cortege will drive overland to Altoona on Wednesday morning for the final rites.
Surviving Mrs. Fowler is one son, Gordon S. Fowler, rural Bartlesville; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; eleven great, great, grandchildren; one brother, Henry D. Slavens, Buena Vista, Colorado; and one sister, Mrs. Florence Williams, Bartlesville.
Bartlesville (Oklahoma) Examiner Enterprise, December 1, 1985.