Rossville—Judith Dianne Cowan Darting 73, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020, at her home in Rossville.
She was born July 24, 1946, the daughter of Reece and Virgie Hoffman Cowan at Ft. Lewis, Washington. Judy was the daughter of a career Army man and had lived in many cities across the US and overseas. In the early ’60s, her father retired, and they moved to Topeka. She graduated from Highland Park High School in 1964. Judy attended Washburn University.
Judy worked as an administrative assistant for the State of Kansas for many years. She lived in the Silver Lake and Rossville communities. Judy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Silver Lake. She enjoyed reading and was a member of the Rossville Library Book Club. She loved her family and her dogs.
Judith Cowan and Gerry Darting were united in marriage in Topeka. They were married 23 years and divorced, but remained friends and neighbors, he survives in Rossville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Jack Cowan, and her son, Jeffrey Darnell Darting.
Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Lee Darting and Sarah Ann (Bryant) Presley, all of Rossville; six grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 4:00 P.M. Monday, July 6, 2020, at the First Baptist Church in Silver Lake. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 5, 2020, from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. at Piper Funeral Home, St. Marys. Memorial contributions may be made to the Silver Lake First Baptist Church and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.
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