Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals

6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Mary Ruth Fowler

January 23, 1929May 27, 2020

Mary Ruth Fowler, 91, of Fort Wayne passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. She was born on January 23, 1929 in Miami County, Indiana. She was a daughter of the late Ocal and Wilma (Balsbaugh) Robins. Mary Ruth received a Bachelor’s Degree from Manchester University and later received a Master’s Degree from St. Francis University. After graduating she taught at Arcola Elementary School for 27 years, retiring in 1991. Mary Ruth was one of the founding members of the Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren and recently attended the Columbia City Church of the Brethren. She had a passion for reading, mostly historical fiction, sewing, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Mary Ruth is survived by her daughters; Ruth Ann (Michael) Maynor and Susan (John) Metzger; grandchildren, Ashton (John) Bauman, Carmen (Kyle) Kreager, Andrew Maynor, and Patrick Maynor; four great-grandchildren; brother, Sam (Pat) Robins; and sister, Miriam Rusher. Also preceding her in passing was her husband, Harold “Andy” Fowler; brother, Richard Robins; and sister, Elizabeth Wilcox. A funeral service will be held at 12pm on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals 6810 Old Trail Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809 with visitation two hours prior. Burial will take place at Highland Park Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Camp Alexander Mack. Condolences may be left online at www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com


  • Camp Alexander Mack


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020

  • Final Resting

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020


Mary Ruth Fowler

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Janice Circle

June 2, 2020

Your mother and I usually sat in the same area at church.
We had many good discussions and laughs
Have many pleasant memories of her.
My sympathy to the family,
Janice Circle-Lincolnshire

Patricia Bennett

May 30, 2020

Ruth, praying for you on the loss of your mom. She was a great lady for raising a great lady like you:)