Mickey D. Mowrey 70, of Cherokee, KS died 11:30am Tuesday
September 13, 2011 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, KS following a
long illness.  

Mickey was born October 4, 1940 in Paris, TX the son of Mike and Ruth
(Pearse) Mowrey.  He moved to this community in 1983 from Afton, TX.  
He was a veteran of the Navy serving during the Vietnam Era.  On
November 1, 1980 he married Erma Jean Scales in Dickens, TX; she
survives at the home.  Mickey worked as a Construction Contractor for
Mowery Construction for over 50 years retiring in 1998 due to ill health.  
Mickey was of the Christian Faith loved coin collecting, card collecting
and fishing.  

Survivors include his wife; children Sarah Meador and Tommy Mowrey;
step-children Debbie, Donita, Jimmy, Richard, Donald, Leanna, Peggy
and Sherri; sister Becki McChesney and husband Bob of IA; and
numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Kim Tedder;
stepsons David Crowe and Charles Crowe and a step-father Tommie

Graveside Services will be 2pm Friday September 16, 2011 at the
Monmouth Cemetery in Rural Crawford County with Rev. Dennis Johnson
officiating.  Informal visitation will be from 12-8pm Thursday September
15, 2011 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Columbus, KS.  In lieu of
flowers the family ask expressions of sympathy be in the form of
memorials to the United Methodist Church in Cherokee, KS.  Friends may
drop off or mail memorials to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 611 S. East Ave.
Columbus, KS 66725.  E-mail condolences may be left at  Arrangements are by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of
Columbus, KS.
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