FORT MEADE - Mrs. Zara Catherine Fowler, 81, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 in Bartow, FL. Mrs. Fowler was born April 13, 1939 to her parents, Lee and Effie Jones Rhoden, and was a native and lifelong resident of Fort Meade. She was a homemaker, a member of Lake Buffum Baptist Church, and loved to fish whenever she could. She was a very loving person, and touched many lives with her sweet nature and kindness she showed to everyone.
Mrs. Fowler was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Homer Fowler; son, Homer Lee Fowler; daughter, Catherine Fowler; brothers, Lenard Rhoden, Rev. Carroll Rhoden, Hugh Rhoden, Richard Rhoden; sisters, Irene Radford, and Louise Radford.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Irwin Pierce and husband James; sisters, Ileana Dawes, Ruby Lemcke, Frances Anderson; grandchildren, Justin Irwin and wife Megan, and Victor Irwin and wife Linda; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 11a.m., Thursday, August 13, 2020 in the Lake Buffum Baptist Church Cemetery, Fort Meade,FL.
Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, FL. 863-285-8171