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Obituaries

Obituaries

Houston W. Cowan 1940 - 2008 Oskaloosa

Funeral services for Houston W. Cowan, 67, of Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Private family inurnment will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Perry.Mr. Cowan died Sunday, March 2, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born June 1, 1940, in Maverick, Texas, the son of Royce M. And Nadine Lee Cowan. He graduated from Buffalo High School in Buffalo, Mo., in 1959. He lived in rural Oskaloosa for 23 years.Mr. Cowan served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1965. He was a heavy equipment operator for Hamm Construction for many years and worked through Union Local 101 of Operating Engineers for many years. He retired in September 2006.He married Christel Lynn Mowery on Aug. 13, 1981, in Miami, Okla. She survives, of the home. Other survivors include his mother, Nadine Cowan, Osage City; a son, Ronald Anderson, Chanute; two daughters, Angela Cowan, Oskaloosa, and Sarah Cowan, Topeka; three brothers, Doyle, Globe, Ariz., and Russell and Dale, both of Osage City; a sister, Joyce Walker, Las Vegas; and six grandchildren.He was preceded in death by a son, Mitchell Cowan, in 1985.The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The casket will remain closed.The family suggests memorials to the Houston Cowan Memorial Fund to be designated later, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.