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Lee's Summit, MO 64063
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1922 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Robert Emmett Fowler, 91, of Lee's Summit, Mo., passed away Jan. 22, 2014, at John Knox Village Hospice. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, with funeral immediately following at 11 a.m. at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW Third St. Burial at 1:30 p.m. at Leavenworth National Cemetery following funeral service. The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions are suggested to John Knox Village Hospice, John Knox Valley View Memory Care Unit, or Holmeswood Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Bob was born Sept. 3, 1922, in St. Louis to William and Nellie Fowler. He served his country during World War II in the European Theatre of Operation as a radio operator in the Ninth Air Force. He graduated from St. Louis University in 1952. He began a career in automotive parts sales. In 1948 he married Joy Gruner and settled in Affton, Mo., attending First Baptist Church of Affton where he served as a deacon. Bob and Joy moved to John Knox Village in 1997. At John Knox he became involved at the Hobby Hut in woodcarving and was also a gifted artist. Bob was preceded in death by four brothers, one sister, and his wife, Joy. He is survived by his son, Dennis Fowler (Dianne); two grandsons, Matt Fowler (Rachel) and Ben Fowler (Jessica Cruz); granddaughter, Kayleigh Aytes (Jason); and great grandson, Zachary Hudson Fowler. The family is especially grateful to the staff at Valley View Memory Care and John Knox Hospice for their loving care. Arr.: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW Third St., Lee's Summit, MO 64063 (816) 524-3700.
Published in Kansas City Star on Jan. 26, 2014
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