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Celebration of Life Gathering

Marshall-Gren Chapel
Friday June 19th, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Mae Tien Fowler

Tien-Fowler, Mae (nee Mills) Mae Tien Fowler, 91, of Plainwell, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 13, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John Tien, daughter-in-law Marjie Tien, and great grandson Jeremy Tien. Born March 6, 1929 to Roy and Lettie Mills of Chicago, IL and Martin, MI Mae was one of 8 children, raised in a home that honored God’s Word. Mae was known for her calm, kind demeanor, a woman of utmost character. Always fashionable, she enjoyed her work for 20 years at Hudsons. Mae enjoyed playing the piano and organ. She loved her hardworking first husband John, with whom she lovingly raised 6 children and delighted in a second marriage late in life to Ken Fowler. Mae is missed dearly by her husband of 11 years, Ken Fowler; children: Gary Tien, Cherie (Don) Holland, Cindy (Gary) DeGraaf, Randy (Deb) Tien, Russell (Brenda) Tien, and Kristie (Ted) Manning; 16 grandchildren and 24 Great grandchildren. We, her family take great comfort knowing mom is alive today, made perfect, reunited with her Godly family who passed on before her, and is rejoicing in the love, light and person of Jesus Christ. Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants. Proverbs 31:28-31 Her children rise up and call her blessed; husband praises her as well: “Many daughters have done noble things, but you surpass them all!” Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her at the gates. A visitation will be held on Friday, June 19 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home; Marshall & Gren Chapel, 120 S. Woodhams St. Plainwell, MI 49080 (269-685-5881). A private service and graveside are being planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Faith Hospice. While visiting Mae’s webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family.

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I cleaned for Ken and Mae when they lived at the Emerald Apartments in Plainwell. She was such a delight to work for. I did not know of her passing until today, July 11th. My condolences to Ken, and to her family.

Jennie Merchant Jul 11 2020 9:26 AM

I worked with Mae at Hudsons many years ago. Mae had the most pleasant demeanor. She loved talking about her family. A beautiful woman- a beautiful life.

Amy DeHaan Jun 21 2020 3:16 PM

My memories of Mae, she always welcomed me as if I was one of her kids, never did I have a bad experience as a teen in the Tien home. Before Mae moved to Middleville I saw her in the Meijer parking & she greeted me as if I was one of hers with a big hug & we stood and talked of memories all good memories. Love you Mae enjoy your new life :heart:

Phyllis Rogers Jun 17 2020 2:48 PM

Praying for the family...rememberIng her singing with Katie Holland and Rachel Smith at Otsego Baptist Church. She was such a sweet lady. Dick and Sue Gorton

Dick and Sue Gorton Jun 16 2020 10:58 PM

Dear family of Mae, Sorry to learn of your loss. Achieving 91 years is quite something. Mothers are so special because they seem to adapt to fill the void of others when needed, yet with their passing, nobody else can fill their shoes, or take their place. Please keep your memories, pictures & other mementoes close to your heart, they become treasures. Be kind and gentle with yourselves, as you have suffered a great loss.

Patti (Khodl) Hewitt Jun 16 2020 6:42 PM