78-Year-Old Freed from Public Conservator’s Control

After a three-month court battle and a two-hour court hearing, 78-year-old Nashville resident Mary Fowler won her battle Tuesday to have a family member serve as her conservator rather than county public guardian, Jeanan Mills Stuart, who had been appointed last year over the objections of Fowler’s brother. This time around, Fowler’s sister was given immediate authority to take over as conservator. A number of Fowler’s family had complained about Stuart’s fees and questioned her control over Fowler’s finances and life decisions, The Tennessean reports. Fowler is one of a handful of wards who successfully have sought release from Stuart’s control.