Marilyn Kay Sowers

Dec. 16, 1933-May 15, 2022


Marilyn Kay (Hudson) Sowers, 88, of Wallace passed away peacefully Sunday, May 15, 2022, at home with her family.

She was born Dec. 16, 1933, at Crawfordsville, to the late Babe Delight “B.D” and Charlotte Leona (Gegner) Hudson.

Marilyn graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1952 and attended Indiana University and cosmetology school. On May 15, 1955, she married the love of her life, Kedric Leon Sowers, who preceded her in death May 27, 1998.

She was the Post Master in Wallace for over 33 years, raised many foster children, was a Fountain County EMT, substitute teacher, bus driver and worked at the crisis shelter and the crisis hotline. She was a member of the Wallace Town Board, Order of Eastern Star, Wallace-Jackson Township Home Ec Club, Wallace Community Club, Wallace Christian Church, Wallace Ladies Aid, Pioneer Village, 4-H Council and Mom’s Time Out.

She wore many hats — wife, mom, sister, caretaker, GG, G-Ma, Grandma White, Granny and Friend. Marilyn loved her church, family and community. She was always there for anyone — whether it was fixing food for someone in need, churning butter for a benefit or a shoulder to cry on. She was a member of the Wallace Christian Church for more than 65 years and her Christian beliefs shone through the community. Whether she was fighting to keep a landfill out, visiting at Highway 341, driving a camper full of teenage girls to Florida for spring break or sitting on her front porch, she always had time to listen or provide comforting words.

She is survived by her children, Cindy (Gary) Ellis, Keddy (Carol) Sowers, Dan (Kim) Sowers and Tom, Don and Beverly Canterbury; eight grandchildren, Darin (Shanna) Ellis, Christy (Ryan) Owings, Craig (Kelsey Hammer) Sowers, Ryan (Cari) Sowers, Ross (Sarah) Ginter, Blaise (Cassandra) Ginter, Brody (Briana) Sowers and Abram (Stefaney) Sowers; 19 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Carolyn (John) Foster, Charles (Jan) Hudson and Rita Hamm; sister-in-law Kaye Blacketer; and special friends and caregivers Kevin, Amanda and Chloe Shoaf.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Kedric Sowers; son David Sowers; and sister Nancy Servies.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care, 202 Bratton Road, Waynetown, with an Order of Eastern Star service at 8 p.m. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 20 at the Wallace Christian Church, 2415 Lutheran Church Road, Wallace, with Pastor Ryan Sowers officiating. The service will be recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at Burial will follow at Wallace Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Wallace Christian Church, 2415 Lutheran Church Road, Hillsboro, IN 47949; or the Jackson Township Fire Department, 3898 S. State Road 341, Hillsboro, IN 47949.

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