Charlotte Fowler

July 30, 1925 ‒ February 06, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Charlotte Fowler, age 91, of Mount Vernon, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was born on July 30, 1925 in Panama City, Panama the daughter of Earnest and Inez (Clark) Yaeger. In her younger years during World War II, Charlotte worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” at the Flxible plant in Loudonville.

On December 2, 1945 Charlotte married the love of her life, James Fowler Jr. and took great pride in working and raising her six children on the family farm which will become a certified Centennial farm this year. Charlotte was an active member of the Amity United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. She also served as a 4-H advisor for many years.

Charlotte is survived by her children; Debra Fowler of Mount Vernon, Jim Fowler of Amity, Jodi Wright of Chicago, Jeff (Bethanne) Fowler of Amity, Chris (Wendi) Fowler of Amity and Leah (Rob) Clendening of Mount Vernon; thirteen grandchildren, Jeremiah Fowler, Erin Burger, Dustin Wright, Alison Wright, Adam Wright, Janelle McGregor, Mary Ann Fowler, Lisa Fowler, Jack Fowler, Emma Fowler, Reese Clendening, Drew Clendening and Mitch Clendening; sixteen great grandchildren; significant family friend Jean-Pierre Villemalard of Paris, France and daughter-in-law, Char Fowler of Amity.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband James Fowler Jr., granddaughter, Holly Fowler, a brother, Earnest Yaeger, two sisters, Katherine McClure and Elizabeth Danner and a daughter-in-law, Beverly J. Fowler.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Amity United Methodist Church, 16659 Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Rev. Mike Stine will be officiating. Burial will follow in Amity Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Charlotte’s name may be made to the Salvation Army, 206 E. Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • Our Sincere Condolences to all of the Fowler Family. Charlotte will be sorrowfully missed. Her beautiful heart brought a smile to everyone. We are proud to say that she was a true friend and neighbor.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was one of the most spunky, determined, direct women I ever met. And that is meant with the utmost respect. Those are just some of the traits she generously and lovingly passed on to her children, and grandchildren.
    Prayers for your comfort.

  • So very sorry about the loss of your mother, Deb. She sounds like she was an amazing woman.
    Kay Beckley Marinich

  • Oh Deb, so very sorry to hear about your mom. I really liked her. I know how much she loved her family. My thoughts are with you.

  • We are sending our sincere condolences for the loss of your Mama. She was an incredible woman and definitely made a difference to many. She will live on in your hearts and now is with your handsome Papa. Much love and hugs

    Matt and Becky Payne

  • We send our deepest sympathy, love and prayers to the Fowler Family in the loss of your Mom and Grandmother.
    John & Linda McBride and family
    Houston, TX

  • Erin and family, So sorry for the loss of your grandma. Seems so strange that I saw you today and didn’t realize she had passed away. She always was so friendly to me and always had a smile. It was so nice to see you today. God give you strength and prayers are with you and the family. Peggy Wolfe

  • Sorry for your loss. Charlotte will always be in my heart. She was my mom best friend and now they are together again. Charlotte sure will be missed.

  • Sorry to see where your mother pass away. Your parents was hard working people. They will be missed. The family our in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Sorry I won!T be able to be at calling hours.

  • So sorry for your loss, Charlotte was such an amazing woman of God. She was always so kind and sweet and took me right under her wing when we sang at Amity in the choir. I am sure when Brian was growing up she kept him in line when needed as well. She will be greatly missed because she was loved by so many.

  • Dear Fowlers, so sorry to hear of Charlotte’s passing. She always welcomed Matti and I with open arms. Sending much love and prayers. Susan

  • My condolences to the entire Fowler family. I have so many found memories of Charlotte…. Once when I was about 6 I had walked to to her farm and just walked right in the door…. she gave me milk and cookies……. I commented on a litter of kittens…. and we went out and I got to take a kitten home… I was thrilled. Such a kind women. Please know how much your mom and dad are loved and thought of….. My Mother Patricia Carter( Ransom), also sends her condolences.

  • I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I never met her but she must have been a wonderful person because she raised a thoughtful, caring daughter named Deb. My prayers go out to you and your family.

    In sympathy,
    Charlyn (Fox) Green

  • Jeff & Family
    Sending on condolences to you and your family . you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time .

    Liza Stokes

  • Our deepest condolences Janelle and family. Sending hugs & prayers of comfort and peace your way. …
    With sympathy,
    Claudia, Da’vione & Bert

  • So very sorry for the loss of your mom, grandma, and great-grandma. What a lovely, caring and fun loving woman she was! No words we say can bring her back or reduce your sorrows but know she is once again with the love of her life and is watching over you all. A side story we can share about her….. years ago Jeff and I were making an effort to attend church more often . Sitting in the ‘Fowler ‘ section, Charlotte commented to Jeff about his attendance 2 Sundays in a row and told him if he makes it for a third, he should get a gold star ⭐️. Sure enough, next Sunday, she takes her purse and pulls out a little sticky star and adheres it to his lapel! God Bless You and you will all be in our prayers.

  • Some of the worst news is learned on facebook. Charollate was an amazing, strong, fun loving, leader and woman. Her selfless dedication to family and friends is remembered and much appreciated. Charollate was one of the most dynamic woman of her time, able to lead a 4H group, a mother to six children, a farm wife, a member of Amity Methodists Church, a good friend, all with a smile on her sweet face. My sincere sympathy to the Fowler family. Deb, we are orphans now. Be strong. I send love and caring across the miles as I am unable to attend the ceremony in person.

  • Some of the worst news is learned on facebook. Debby, I am deeply sorry for your loss, and for your family’s loss. Charollate was one of my favorite woman while I was growing. Her selfless dedication to family, farm, friends, by her nurturing fun loving nature made her a strong leader and a dynamic woman of her time. Her smile still is remembered. She touched so many of us in Amity. My thoughts and love are with you.

  • Condolences to the Fowler family. We at the Public Library will miss Charlotte calling in and having her sons pick up he items usually on a Monday….She will be missed.

  • So sorry for your loss – your mom was such a blessing to be with. Praying for you – Campbell family

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Charlotte meant a lot to me and was a great friend to me while I attended Amity United Methodist Church a few years ago. I always enjoyed joking with her and she always had smile.

  • Heart felt thoughts are with all of you. Know that you have been blessed to be part of the Flower household. Charlotte was a very strong, dynamic, fun woman. She was able to juggle six children, 4H groups, church, being a farm wife, being a good friend and strong member of her community all with a smile on her face. She will live on in our hearts.

  • I am sorry for your loss. I became acquainted with Charlotte at Amity UMC and always enjoyed talking to her. She would joke with me about sitting in the right spot. She kept me on the right track.

  • Leah,
    I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
    In Christs love,
    Krista Crall