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August 5, 2013

James Kenneth Bower

James Kenneth Bower was born on Oct. 17, 1931, in Glencoe to Sherman Bower and Naomi Dove Bower.  He passed from this life on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in Stillwater having reached the age of 81 years. He graduated from Glencoe Public Schools with the Class of 1950.  He served in the United States Army from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1954.  He was stationed at Fort Sill and then transferred to Fort Richardson in Alaska. He married Delores Tucker on Nov. 17, 1956, in Stillwater and she preceded him in death on Jan. 19, 2008. After their marriage, they spent two years in Wichita, Kan., working for Boeing Aircraft, and then were transferred to Seattle, Wash., for six years before returning to Wichita until his retirement in 1987. Upon retirement, they moved back to Glencoe.  He was a member of the Glencoe United Methodist Church.

James is survived by son-in-law, Scott Ripley, Stillwater; two granddaughters, Katie Crum, Pretty Prairie, Kan., and Ashley Sargent, Wichita, Kan.

Plus a number of other relatives and many friends.

Besides his wife, Delores, he was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Naomi Bower; sister, Leola Lea Moffett; daughter, Robin Ripley; and son, Bryant Bower.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at the Glencoe United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Glencoe Cemetery under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home in Pawnee.

 

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