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Doris J. Fowler

Obituary

Doris Jean Mitchell Fowler, 87, of Trotwood, Ohio transitioned to her eternal home on Monday morning October 14, 2019. She was born on January 28, 1932 in Delaware, Ohio to the late Thomas L. and Mildred (Heathcock) Mitchell. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas, Donald, Robert and Virgil; her sister Linda Crockrell and brother-in-law Charles “Sandy” Crockrell. Doris joined Second Baptist Church of Delaware, Ohio at a young age.  She taught Sunday School and was superintendent of the Sunday School.  She graduated from Frank B. Willis High School in 1950. In 1953 she married Willie Fowler of Mansfield, Ohio. Out of their union two sons were born, Michael and Marc.  She moved to Dayton, Ohio in 1959. She joined Mt. Enon Baptist Church in 1959 and became a member of The Inspirational Choir and taught Sunday School there for many years. Doris retired from the Defense Electronic Supply Center in Kettering.  After her retirement, she spent many years working with hospice patients and loved taking them out to shop or enjoy a good meal.  She loved reading and was a great story teller and loved to share a good story with others. She also loved visiting with the sick of her church family, Mt. Enon. She was known as a very classy women who enjoyed wearing high heels, capes and fancy hats up to the last.  Very particular about her nails, initially she would drive over an hour and a half to see her favorite manicurist. Those left to cherish her memories are her husband Willie Fowler of 66 years; children, Michael (Lois Smith) of Dayton and Marc of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren; Jarrod Bayless, Cory Ramsay, Nakita Curry, DeMauria Brown, and great grandchildren; sisters Judith R. Mitchell and Shirley Walker, both of Delaware; sisters-in-law Eudora Mitchell,  Thelma Mitchell,  and Snobia Mitchell of Delaware; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
October 24, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church
1501 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45402

Funeral Service
Thursday
October 24, 2019

11:00 AM
Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church
1501 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45402

Interment
Thursday
October 24, 2019

Dayton National Cemetery
4400 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45428

Donations

Hospice of Dayton
324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton OH 45420

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