Ralph E. Cowley 1929 - 2007 Topeka
Oskaloosa - Funeral services for Ralph E. Cowley, 77, Topeka, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Nortonville Cemetery. Mr. Cowley died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, at Midland Hospice in Topeka.He was born Nov. 14, 1929, in Nortonville, the son of James and Luella Marie Robinson Cowley. He graduated from Atchison County Community High School in Effingham in 1947. He was a former resident of Nortonville.Mr. Cowley served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a clerk for Santa Fe Railway in Topeka for 30 years and retired in 1987. He was a member of Ozawkie United Methodist Church.He married Dorothy Arlene Dick on May 29, 1954, in Kansas City, Kan. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include four daughters, Linda Frye, Phoenix, Dianna Andrews, Topeka, Cindy Cowley, Olathe, and Dana DeMarco, Wichita; two sisters, Marjorie Gilliland, Holton, and Phyllis Scarlet, Valley Center; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Cowley was preceded in death by a son, Michael Andrews.The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral chapel before the services.The family suggests memorials to Midland Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.