Obituaries

Obituaries

John Arthur Towse 1938 - 2006 Gardner

Services for John Arthur Towse, 67, Baldwin, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bruce Funeral Home in Gardner. Cremation is planned.Mr. Towse died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born Feb. 2, 1938, in St. Louis, the son of Milton Libby and Anne Bieber Towse. He grew up in Argentine and lived in Kansas City, Mo., Gardner, Mound City and Baldwin.Mr. Towse served in the U.S. Army. He was a self-employed brick mason for residential and commercial building from 1966 to 1993. He was a member of American Legion LeRoy Hill Post 19 in Gardner and a K-State booster.Survivors include a son, John A. Jr., Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Stacy A. Overman, Stilwell; a sister, Tonya McIntire, Spring Hill; and three grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service hour Friday at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to Gillis House in Kansas City, Mo., sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 192, Gardner, KS 66030.