Alma Jean Bowser 1935-2020
Alma Jean “Jeannie” Bowser, 85, Holton, died Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.
She was born Feb. 27, 1935, at Valley Falls, the daughter of Elmer and Anna Olga Meta Brandt Klahr. She graduated from Netawaka High School.
Mrs. Bowser and her husband ran a dairy for 24 years. She also worked as a bookkeeper at the Jackson County Courthouse for 10 years, for Dr. Griffith, DVM, Diagnostic Equipment, managed a mobile home park and Ramsgate Apartments in Olathe, worked at Jackson County Nursing Home, cooked at Kansas State University, worked at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home and operated A.J. Cleaning.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Holton and a former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Netawaka. She was also a member of LWML, the quilting club and a Sunday School teacher at both churches. She was a member of the Holton VFW Auxiliary and had been a leader for the Happy Go Lucky 4-H Club.
She married Otis A. Bowser on Feb. 23, 1958, at Netawaka. He died Nov. 10, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, David Dwayne Bowser; and a sister, Gerva Dean Weber.
Survivors include a son, Dennis Wayne Bowser and wife Bonnie, Topeka; two daughters, Susan Jean Woltje and husband Lanny, Holton, and Lynn Ann Jones, Ozawkie; a brother, Delmer Lee Klahr, Holton; two sisters, Evelyn Niehaus, Lincoln, Neb., and Betty Ann Barnes, Valley Falls; 11 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Holton. Burial will follow in Holton Cemetery. Mrs. Bowser will lie in state after 9 a.m. Tuesday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Family and friends will meet from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or the American Diabetes Association, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436.