Max Warren Stowers

November 22, 2009

Max Warren Stowers 72 of rural Kirklin, IN, died at 10 a.m. November 22, 2009 at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. Born March 29, 1937 in Frankfort, IN to Oren Lester & Nola Evelyn (Nolan) Stowers. He married Louise Morris in Cleveland, Mississippi on October 26, 1958 and she survives. Mr. Stowers was a 1955 graduate of Kirklin High School and a lifelong Kirklin resident. He was a dairy farmer. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served from May 1955 to February 1959. His memberships include; Kirklin Christian Church, Kirklin Masonic Lodge, Kirklin American Legion and the Frankfort Elks.

Visitation and Services

Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 24, 2009 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home with a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirklin, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the National FFA Foundation, c/o The Travis Stowers FFA Fund; 6060 FFA Drive, P.O. Box 68960, Indianapolis, IN 46268, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Wife: Louise Stowers of Rural Kirklin 3 Sons: Alan (Sherry) Stowers of rural Kirklin, Tim (Karen) Stowers of rural Kirklin and David (Hanna) Stowers of Washington, IN 1 Brother: Mark (Polly) Stowers of Salem, IN 5 Grandchildren, Jared, Clayton, Rachel, Elle and Colton Stowers

Preceded by:

Preceded in death by 2 grandsons, Travis and Trent Stowers.


11 Condolences for “Max Warren Stowers”

  1. Terry & Joyce Phillips November 23, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    We were saddened to hear of Max passing. Our prayers are with you Louise and family, may God keep you in his care at this time of loss. Sincerely, Terry and Joyce Phillips, formerly of Frankfort, IN.

  2. Jim Hopf November 23, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    I wish to express my sympathy at the passing of your husband, father, brother and grandfather. He fought a great fight the past 13 years. Hopefully the joyful memories will ease the pain of his death. I am certain he will be greatly missed.

  3. Larry & Diana Grider November 24, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    We are sad to hear of the death of Max and know he will be missed tremendously by his family and many friends. Fortunately for everyone who knew him, Max parted this earth leaving several great memories that can never be taken away from any of them. Our love and prayers will be with you and your entire family during the holidays and long into the months to follow. May God bless you and give you strength.

  4. Dave and Melissa Baker November 24, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    With deep sympathy and understanding at this time of sadness. May your strength prevail to help you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Dave and Melissa

  5. Justin & Mary Janssen November 24, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    To the entire Stowers family
    We were surprised to hear of Max’s death Sunday as I had had a lively phone conversation with him several weeks ago. His voice was strong and the same Max that I remembered. He was always proud of his family and their accomplishments. His passing leaves a void in all our lives which are full of memories of interactions with him.
    Our sincere sympathy
    Justin & Mary Janssen

  6. Daphne Rayburn Peterson November 25, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I have no words to convey my deepest sympathies to all of you in the Stowers family. Max will always be a shining beacon in my memory…a man of laughter – warm and comforting at times when I so needed just that. His ability to see good where others struggled to find positive, his accepting nature, and his ever present humor are hallmarks that will forever remain in the hearts of those left behind.
    God bless each of you, wrap you in His loving care, and give you strength to be assured Max is at peace with his Heavenly Father. Prayers to all…

  7. Marilea Cearlock November 25, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Max. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during your time of sorrow.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Marilea Cearlock
    Farm Bureau Insurance

  8. Carol Jacobson November 25, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. I was fortunate to talk with Max last year when visiting with Don and Marilyn Bowen. I had hoped to get to see him when I made it to Colfax again. My dad was the basketball coach in Colfax when Mr. Stowers was principal. And I believe we rented part of their house during the time we lived in Colfax. I remember as a kid getting together with the Stowers and the Bowens and the boys rough housing and playing “pile sacks”.
    My condolences to you all.
    Carol Crites Jacobson

  9. Nancy Purcifull Gustafson November 26, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    I was saddened to learn of Max’s death. I have many wonderful memories of good times with Max during our Kirklin High School years. My sincere sympathy to Louise and to Alan, Tim and David and their families. Max was a very special person with a great sense of humor. He will be missed by his many friends and family. May your wonderful memories and your faith sustain you during these difficult days.
    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Susan RN November 30, 2009 at 6:26 am

    I so enjoyed caring for Max, his wonderful loving wife, Louise, and family. I hope his last hours were meaningful surrounded by those who cared about him most.
    You have been in my thoughts since that Friday night.
    Susan Mulanax RN

  11. Michelle Struck December 2, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Just wanted to let you know that we were thinking of you and your family. I was so sad to hear of Max passing. I can remember how he used to tease me about Madison when she was little, and how he used to come see you at work in his truck. He was a wonderful man. I know how proud he was of you and his family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Mark, Michelle and Madison Struck

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