Ethel Deloris (Bower) Heppler

Class of 1957

1957 Maroon SpotlightEthel Bower
Ethel Bower

Class Assembly 54-55; Office Staff 55-56; Library Staff 54-55, 56-57; All School Revue 55-56; Red Hots 56-57.

Ethel Deloris (Bower) Heppler

August 11, 1939 – April 28, 2022

Ethel Deloris Heppler, 82, a lifelong resident of Perry, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Stillwater Medical Center-Perry.

Born August 11, 1939, in Perry, she was the daughter of Floyd Bower and Marguerite (Fletcher) Bower. She grew up in Perry and graduated from Perry High School and was employed as a bookkeeper in the medical field. She married Alphonse Heppler on April 12, 1958, in Perry. He passed away November 30, 2012.

Ethel loved mowing her lawn on her riding lawnmower and raising flowers. She also liked sewing, attending the kids’ baseball games and being with family. She was a member of the Catholic church.

She is survived by one daughter, Alphreda Layton and her husband Kenny, and one son, Anthony (Tony) Heppler, all of Perry; one brother, Jack Bower, Grove, Oklahoma; four grandchildren: Josh Layton, Leigha Layton, Katlin Layton and C.J. Layton; and five great-grandchildren: Breania Chambers, Kaidyn Standokes, Graesyn Standokes, Alena Layton and Arianna Sherwood.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother Bob Bower, and one sister Betty Daily.

A Memorial Service has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2022, also in the chapel of Dighton-Marler Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Ethel’s name to the Perry 10-and-under baseball program.