Obituaries

Obituaries

Dorothy Arlene Cowley 1927 - 2008 Topeka

Funeral services for Dorothy Arlene Cowley, 81, Topeka, will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Nortonville Cemetery in Nortonville.Mrs. Cowley died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at McCrite Plaza Health Center in Topeka.She was born Jan. 24, 1927, in Perry, the daughter of Elmer Glen and Kate Kneen Dick.Mrs. Cowley graduated from Oskaloosa High School. She worked for the State of Kansas Soil Conservation District for 12 years. She then worked as a clerk for the Santa Fe Railroad; she retired in 1990.Mrs. Cowley was a member of Ozawkie United Methodist Church, the Rebekah Lodge in Ozawkie and the Santa Fe Women's Club of Topeka.She married Ralph Ellis Cowley on May 29, 1954, in Kansas City, Kan. He died Sept. 12, 2007. A son, Michael D. Andrews, died April 15, 2003.Survivors include four daughters, Linda Frye, Phoenix, Dianna Andrews, Topeka, Cindy Cowley, Olathe, and Dana DeMarco, Wichita; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday before the services.The family suggests memorials to the Helping Hands Humane Society, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.