October 9, 1934 ~ June 10, 2020

Born in: Benham, KY
Resided in: Cecilia, KY

Roberta Mae Sowers, 85, of Cecilia, KY, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at her residence. She was born on October 9, 1934 in Benham, KY to the late Phil Fannin and Ollie Mae Pedigo Roberts. Mrs. Sowers was the first female supervisor for Eaton Axle and worked there for over 20 years. She was the salutatorian of Glasgow High School, Class of 1951 and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sonora, KY, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years.

She is survived by, one daughter, Dianne Cottrell of Cecilia; two sons, Kerry Sowers of Glasgow, Steve Sowers (Lisa) of Scottsville; one daughter-in-law, Marilyn Gold of Merry Oaks; eight grandchildren, Chance Groves (Danny) of Merry Oaks, Ben Cottrell of Louisville, Dr. Emily Cottrell of Pittsburgh, PA, Chris Isenberg of Scottsville, Andy Carver (Serena) of Cave City, Sidney Shaw (Tyler) of Glasgow, Griffin Sowers of Glasgow, Zach Sowers of Scottsville; six great-grandchildren, Hunter Groves, Hayden Isenberg, Baylee Cottrell, Cole Carver, Kada Shaw, Asher Sowers; one brother, Richard Roberts of Plainfield, IN; one niece and several nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two sons, Phil Sowers and Joey Sowers; one sister, Phyllis Lile; and one son-in-law, Jim Cottrell.

The funeral service for Mrs. Sowers will be Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 11:00 am at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Pedigo Cemetery in Metcalfe County. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday and on Saturday morning until time for the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hosparus Health of Central Kentucky 105 Diecks Drive Elizabethtown, KY 42701.

Family and friends may visit at 11:00 am Saturday to participate live in the celebration. Please share your condolences with the family at

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  1. Dianne I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Prayers for you and your family.

  2. Smokey Beucus Says
    June 11, 2020 at 8:30 pm Texas Time

    Did not know Her but from reading by those e who did, She must have been one of those who you would never forget because of the Great Person She Truly was. I am sure that She will be missed by all of those who knew Her. And May She Rest In The Hands Of God as She Surely Earned The Right.

  3. Kerry, so sorry about your mother. Thoughts & prayers for you and all of your family. Joe Harlan & Beth Stone

  4. It was pleasure to have had the opportunity to be Roberta’s pastor for these years she was a member of First Baptist Church of Sonora. She was a strong Bible teacher and loved and revered by those in her Sunday school Class. Peggy and I will miss here so very much.

  5. Sorry to hear of Roberta’s passing. We were classmates at Edmonton High School and remained friends through the years. Love and prayers to the family.

  6. Dianne. I did not find out until today where your mom was going to be. Sorry We missed her visitation. Prayers for all of you. Love The Kerrs

  7. Diane, just heard about your mom and I am so sorry for this great loss to you and your family.

  8. Dianne, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. What a loss. God bless you and your family as you go through this.

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