Ruth Ellen Towler - 1924-2006

Ruth Ellen Towler, age 81, of Ashland, Ky., passed away Monday, July 31, 2006, at her residence.

Mrs. Towler was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Grayson, Ky., a daughter of the late James and Ottie Armstrong Prichard.

She was a seamstress employed with the Sewing Factory and a member of Cannonsburg Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James C. Fisher; her second husband, Edsel Towler; a son, John Fisher; and a stepson, Mike Towler.

Her survivors include a son, James Edward Fisher of Ashland; a daughter, Jean McDowell of Ashland; a stepdaughter, Patty Salyers of Ashland; a brother, James Prichard of Elizabethtown, Ky.; a sister, Dorothy Shearer of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Stan Williams, minister. Burial will be in Coalton Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Aug. 3, and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano

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