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Obituary of Alta Church

Fern Church, 100, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, (formerly of Windsor, Mo.), died Thursday evening, March 17, 2005, at the Jane Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She was born May 9, 1904, in Windsor, Mo., the daughter of John Thomas Bowen and Nellie Elma (Douglas) Bowen. On June 3, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo., she married Lewis E. Church, who preceded her in death on July 21, 1987. Mrs. Church was a homemaker and many years ago she worked as a seamstress for Wolff Brothers Department Store in Kansas City, Mo. She had been a member of the Windsor First Christian Church since the age of 13. Survivors include a granddaughter, Donna Clark, a daughter-in-law, Sue Peters, twin great-granddaughters, Sharon Calvert and Susan Augustine, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, Julia Calvert and Jack Augustine, all of Nashville, Tennessee. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Jessie Bowen, formerly of Windsor, Mo., 3 nieces, Dottie Hancock, Margie Corson and Julia Agent; 5 great-nieces, Mitzi Cooney, Cindy Fletcher, Charlotte Wallace, Melanie Wilkins and Melissa Dout; 8 great-great-nephews, Ryan Cooney, Josh and Jake Fletcher, Drew and Zac Wallace, Trent, Tyler and Tate Wilkins; and 2 great-great-nieces, Alexis Dout and Ali Dout. Mrs. Church was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Mark Peters and Lewis Church; a daughter, Dottie Peters; a son, Bennie Peters and 6 brothers and 1 sister. Graveside services will be Tuesday, March 22, 11:30 a.m., at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Mo., with Rev. Tom Nace, officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Windsor First Christian Church, Windsor, Mo., in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Mo.
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