Sourced: Crawfordsville Journal-Review, Oct 30, 1942
Joseph W. Sowers, 76 years old, retired farmer, died Friday morning at the home of a daughter Mrs. Abraham Staggs West of Waveland. He had been ill 3 weeks with a complication of diseases. Born Feb 20, 1866, at Wallace, Mr. Sowers was the son of Valentine and Martha Myers Sowers. He was married to Ella Foltz, May 17, 1896 at Newton, Ill. Surviving besides the daughter at whose home he died are a daughter, Mrs. Roy Taylor of Waveland, two grandchildren and a brother, Ben Sowers of Fowler. The wife and a son preceded him in death. The body was taken to the Machledt funeral home where it will be kept until Saturday morning when it will be removed to the home of Mrs. Taylor. Fun. services will be held at the Wallace Lutheran Church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, with the Rev. John Servies in charge. Burial will be at the Lutheran cemetery near the church.
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