Helen Bibart Fowler


Helen Bibart Fowler, 89, of Somerset, died at 7:25 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2010 at Autumn Healthcare of Somerset. Helen was born May 21, 1919 in Thorpe, W.Va., the daughter of the late George and Mary Avram Bibart. She was an honor graduate of Newark High School (1936).

On December 24, 1938, she married Edward H. Fowler in Trinity Episcopal Church in Newark, Ohio. A devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Fowler moved many times during Col. Fowler's military career. She made each house a home often giving temporary lodging to Air Force officers who were seeking scarce wartime billets. Mrs. Fowler planted gardens and made the most of ration stamps. She worked tirelessly along with Col. Fowler to give their girls golden childhoods and opportunities to be educated, constructive adults. In later years, she was a dental assistant in Indianapolis, Ind. Upon retirement, Helen and Ed moved to Somerset, Ohio. Mrs. Fowler was known for her love of gardening and beautifully crafted needlework. She also maintained a weekly correspondence with friends and nursing home residents. Most of all Helen was a wise, compassionate and loving woman who, like her husband, loved justice and God.

Bope-Thomas Funeral Home

P.O. Box 188

Somerset, Ohio 43783

Phone- 740-743-1652 Fax- 740-743-1697