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Gwendolyn Fern Anderson Sowers
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Birth: Jun. 17, 1918
Jasper County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1963
Cumberland County
Illinois, USA

Mrs. Floyd (Gwendolyn Fern) Sowers, 44 of Route 2, Toledo, was found dead early Saturday, June 1, 1963, at her home.

Following a coroners inquiry, conducted by Cumberland County Coroner Charles Hiles, death was attributed to cerebral hemorrhage.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Flagg Funeral home in Newton with Rev. Jessie Kindred officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Sowers was born June 17, 1918, in Jasper County, a daughter of the late Alfred (Jack) and Viola (Fore)Anderson. She was first married to Delbert Kerner. On Sept. 11, 1957, she married Floyd Sowers, who survives.

Other survivors are sons, James Kerner of the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, Marion Michael Kerner at home; daughters, Mrs. Betty Gorrell of Creve Coeur, Mrs. Wanda Portlock of Newton, Mrs. Delores Griffith of Effingham, and Miss Judy Kerner; two stepchildren, Arthur Dale Sowers of Ft. Benning, Ga., and Evelyn Sowers of Effingham; three sisters, Mrs. Horace Wheat and Mrs. Melvin Babbs of Newton, and Mrs. Gladys Nordlander of Chicago; 6 grandchildren and one step-grandchild.

(Submitted by Ralph Portlock #48248111)
Family links: 
  Alfred Anderson (1872 - 1956)
  Viola Jane Fore Anderson (1874 - 1952)
  Delbert N. Kerner (1914 - 1997)
  Elizabeth Joan Kerner Owen (1935 - 1986)*
  Delores Ruth Kerner Bachman (1940 - 2012)*
  Isabelle Anderson Wheat (1899 - 1990)*
  Martha H. Anderson Babbs (1904 - 1991)*
  Gwendolyn Fern Anderson Sowers (1918 - 1963)
*Calculated relationship
Westlawn Cemetery
Jasper County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Ralph Portlock
Originally Created by: Janice (Teel) Crites
Record added: Jan 27, 2012
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Gwendolyn Fern <i>Anderson</i> Sowers
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Gwendolyn Fern <i>Anderson</i> Sowers
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Gwendolyn Fern <i>Anderson</i> Sowers
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Thinking of you today, as I transfer the care of your memorial to your loving family!
- Janice (Teel) Crites
 Added: Nov. 27, 2013
In memory of Mom- from Wanda Portlock
- Wanda Portlock
 Added: Nov. 26, 2013

- Janice (Teel) Crites
 Added: Jan. 27, 2012

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