Karen Lee Fowler, 72, of \nButler, Pennsylvania, passed away on January 12, \n2021, at her residence. \n\nShe was born August 19, 1948, in Youngstown, Ohio to \nthe late Robert Perkins and the late Jane Griffiths \nPerkins. \n\nKaren was a 1966 graduate of New Castle High School \nand 1969 graduate of the nursing program at Butler \nCounty Memorial Hospital. She was employed as a \nregistered nurse at Butler County Memorial Hospital \nfrom 1969-1982. In 1982 she joined VNA as a nurse, \nlater joining VNA Hospice, where she worked until \nher retirement in 1997. She was a member of the \nButler County Memorial Hospital Nurses Alumnae \nAssociation. Karen loved nursing and cared for her \npatients with diligence and good humor. She was a \ntireless advocate for her patients, including the \nfamily and loved ones whom she cared for at the end \nof their lives. An accomplished pianist, Karen \ncherished every opportunity to play. She also loved \nquilting, gardening, and listening to music. She lit \nup at the mention of any of her grandchildren, whom \nshe loved dearly. And her life had the steady and \nfaithful guidance of her Savior, Jesus Christ. She \nattended North Main Street Church of God.\n\nShe is survived by her husband Barry Lee Fowler, \nwhom she married on August 30, 1969; one daughter, \nLaura Lee (Fowler) Shandick of Butler, PA; two sons, \nLonnie Lee Fowler of Nashville, TN, and Lindon Lee \nFowler of Grove City, PA; eight grandchildren: \nCourtney, Carter, and Audrey Shandick of Butler, PA; \nCoyle and Miles Fowler of Nashville, TN; and Levi, \nShields Lee, and Reeves Fowler of Grove City, PA; \none brother, Robert Perkins of New Stanton, PA; one \nsister, Patty Swanson of New Castle, PA; and many \nnieces and nephews.\n\nIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in \ndeath by two infant daughters, Faith Lee Fowler, and \nLiana Lee Fowler; one niece, Lynne Bosko,; and one \nnephew, Gregory Bosko.\n\nIn light of current restrictions the family will be \nhaving a private viewing.\n\nA public memorial service will be held Saturday, 2pm \nMarch 27th at Westminster Presbyterian Church 420 N. \nMain Street in Butler.\n\nBurial will take place in the Greenlawn Burial \nEstates.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial \ncontributions be made to Seneca Hills Bible Camp and \nRetreat Center, 276 Damascus Rd., Polk, PA 16342.\n\nArrangements are entrusted to Thompson-Miller \nFuneral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, \nPA, 16001.