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Robert Bowers

May 25, 1932 — December 9, 2016

Robert V. "Bob" Bowers, 84, lifelong resident of Eskridge passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 at his home. He was born May 25, 1932 at Allen, the son of George Thomas and Rosalie Margaret Jacob Bowers. He graduated from Eskridge High School in 1951. Bob served in the U.S. Army in Korea. Bob worked at the Ford garage in Eskridge and later worked for Rylie Equipment for 38 years until he retired in 2000. He mowed the Eskridge Cemetery for several years. Bob was a volunteer for the Eskridge Fire Department for many years. He was a member of Local 101 Operators Union and was a member of American Legion Post No. 58. On December 27, 1957 he was united in marriage to Colleen I. Conrad at Newkirk, OK. She preceded him in death on May 21, 2015. He was also preceded in death by his parents; siblings, George, Lawrence, Patrick, Edward, Frances and Cecelia: his brother-in-law, Kenneth Evans. Survivors include his children, Kenny and Danny Bowers, both of Topeka and Cindy (Pat) Rutledge, Eskridge; two sisters, Katie Willard, Montana and Helen Converse, Texas; sister-in-law, Connie Evans, Eskridge; grandchildren, Sami (Jake) Logan, Jake Rutledge and Shelby Bowers; nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial graveside services will be at 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at the Eskridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Robert V. Bowers Scholarship Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. To leave an online condolence, please go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.
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