Fowler will celebrate 80th birthday

Staff reports

Ruth Fowler will celebrate her 80th birthday from 2-4 p.m. on Feb. 14 at Sunbeam Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall at 40th Avenue in Aledo. Relatives and friends are invited to attend (no gifts please).

She was born Feb. 7, 1930 in Viola, to Eugene and Margaret Hayburn. She married Dwayne Fowler on Nov. 6, 1949. He passed away on Feb. 26, 1994.

Ruth’s children are Barb and Ralph Hill, Aledo, Pam and Ken Stotmeister, East Moline, Janet Hawk and (Les Piggott), Opheim, Donald Fowler and (Janet Jensen), New Windsor, Douglas and Tammy Fowler, Lancaster, Wisc., Dudley and Rachel Fowler, Aledo, Missy Sproston and (Michael Garber), New Windsor, and one deceased daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Michael VanWycken. She has 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.