Thursday, February 17, 2011

Evelyn Irene Fowble (February 12, 2011)

Evelyn Irene Fowble, age 87 and a life-long resident of Darke County passed away Saturday, February 12, 2011 at her home in Greenville, Ohio. Evelyn was born April 26, 1923.
She was preceded in death by husband of 65 years, Robert L. Fowble; son Robert L. Fowble Jr.; Brother Robert H. Floeck; and parents Robert “Bus” H. Floeck Sr. and C. Beatrice “Babe” (Baker) Floeck.
Bob and Evelyn were avid golfers and longtime members of the Greenville Country Club. Evelyn learned to fly at the age of 68 and flew locally and in Alaska. She was the very proud grandmother of Chelsea and Nichole Simmons.
Evelyn is survived by her daughter, JoAnne Fowble Simmons, son-in-law, Kenneth Guy Simmons, and granddaughters Chelsea Rae and Ashlea Nichole Simmons also of Greenville; sister-in-law Grace Catherine Fowble Barnes of Somerset, Ohio; nieces Susan Fowble Josenhans of Richmond, Virginia; Rebecca Jeanne Smith of Monroe, Ohio; Deborah Barnes Ball of Evansville, Indiana; and Renee Barnes Starkey of Somerset, Ohio. Nephews Stanley Webster Smith of Middletown, Ohio; Gary C. Barnes of St. Petersburg, Florida; Rodney Dale Barnes of Newark, Ohio; Richard Lee Barnes of Hickory, North Carolina; Brian Jeffrey Barnes of Somerset, Ohio and devoted friends and caregivers, Shirley and Gale Turner, Amanda Lund, Mary York and Cindy McCallister.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday February 19, 2011 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Mr. Gale Turner officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 AM until time of services in the funeral home.
In Lieu of flowers, please make Memorial Contributions to Greenville High School Wavaires.
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