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Colleen I. Bowers

May 21, 2015

Eskridge—Colleen I. Bowers, 80, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Midland Hospice House.


She was born September 8, 1934 at Eskridge the daughter of Ivan D. and Nola L. Barber Conrad.  Colleen graduated from Eskridge High School in 1952.


She had worked at the Supply Depot in Topeka.  She and her sister Connie owned the County Store in Eskridge and Colleen worked at Ron’s IGA also in Eskridge.  Mrs. Bowers was the City Treasurer for the City of Eskridge for over 30 years.  She was a member of Eastern Star Chapter No. 38 and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 32.


Colleen was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law Kenneth Evans.


On December 27, 1957 she was united in marriage to Bob Bowers at Newkirk, Oklahoma.  He survives of the home.


Other survivors include two sons, Kenny Bowers and Danny (Jana) Bowers all of Topeka; her daughter, Cindy (Pat) Rutledge, Eskridge; a sister, Connie Evans, Eskridge; three grandchildren, Sami, Jake and Shelby along with nieces and nephews and many friends.


Memorial Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Eskridge Cemetery.  In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Eskridge United Methodist Church or TARC and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Eskridge, Kansas 66423.

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9 thoughts on “Colleen I. Bowers

  1. My deepest condolences to Colleen’s family. Spent many happy times with all of you growing up. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    LeeAnn Gillespie – daughter of Leigh and Elaine (Warren) Johnson

  2. Cindy and family. Please accept my deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow. I hope the many memories of your Mom will bring you comfort.

  3. To Colleen’s family, Sorry for your loss. She was always such a caring lady. Just remember those happy and funny times with her and smile. I am sure this won’t be hard as she was involvd in so many things.

  4. To Bobby, Kenny, Danny, and Cindy,
    So very sorry to here about your wife and Mother. I know you have all attended a Bowers reunion or we have been to another funeral and met. Anyway, since I am the youngest of the cousins (from Grandma Catherine and Grandpa Robert Bowers), it is hard to remember exactly which time we might have met. My heart goes out to all of you at this time. Also, Bobby, my brother Larry’s daughter is in the hospital in Wichita on a ventilator and her birthday is tomorrow. She will be 49. Will be keeping you all in our prayers.

  5. Bob, so sorry to see about Colleen’s passing —- always enjoyed visits with her when I was at the Lake — and certainly appreciated her care for Kay’s parents.

  6. Mel and I send our deepest sympathy to all of Colleens family. Colleen was a good friend to both of us and she held a special place in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
    Kitty and Mel

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