Knoxville First United Methodist plans benefit for cancer-stricken child

The First United Methodist Church in Knoxville (photo from the church's website)

The First United Methodist Church in Knoxville will host a soup supper Friday, Oct. 25, from 4:30-7 p.m. in the West Fellowship Hall. Chili and potato soup will be available for a free will donation, with the proceeds going to benefit Jasmine Fowler and family.

Fowler, a freshman in high school, is the granddaughter of Perry and Lisa Bell. She has been battling a rare form of liver cancer, as well as lung cancer.

“We just thought people need to be praying for her,” organizer Bonnie Crook told the Tribune. Prayers are asked of everyone. Monetary donations are accepted from those who feel moved to, and can afford, to make them.

If you cannot make the soup supper – which will include hot cinnamon rolls – but would like to make a donation, please mail them to Friends of Jasmine, First United Methodist Church, 313 East Montgomery Street, Knoxville, IA, 50138.

Look for more on the soup supper as the date approaches. The supper precedes the last home football game of the season for the Knoxville Panthers.


  1. I HOPE THAT Jasmine will be okey and that her family and friends will be there with her . I will be praying for her and her family . if there’s anything I can do give me a call at 641-820-1988. please let me know if I can be of any help .My name is Desiree’ Lambert and I used to go to that church on sundays with my family.