The GOWDY Family
Evie Jean Gowdy
Evie Jean Gowdy of 1133 S. Arthur, El Dorado, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 6, 2007 at Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, KS. She was born July 13, 1935 in Hutchinson, KS to Frank D. and Edith E. Miller. She was married to Bobby Joe Gowdy on September 5, 1954. Mrs. Gowdy graduated from Arkansas City Senior High School in 1953 and attended Cowley County Community College. A devoted Christian wife and mother for more than 52 years, Mrs. Gowdy is survived by her loving husband; four sons, Robert L. Gowdy of Chicago, Kenneth L. Gowdy, M.D. (Lynn) of Warrensburg, MO, David L. Gowdy (Danna) of Winfield, KS; Bryan F. Gowdy (Karin) of El Dorado, KS; one brother, Frank D. Miller (Jeri) of Palm Coast, FL; one sister, Mrs. Arlene Shields (Richard) of Glade, KS; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by one son, Thomas L. Gowdy. Living in Kansas her entire life, Mrs. Gowdy spent most of her life in Arkansas City as well as Elkhart, KS. Aside from raising her five boys (cleaning out dirty ears, cooking great meals, washing muddy clothes, patching up scraped knees, etc.), Mrs. Gowdy spent her entire professional career in the medical field as an x-ray and lab technician. Mrs. Gowdy was an avid reader, enjoyed attending her church and taking aquacise classes at the YMCA. She also enjoyed wind chimes, beautiful flowers, traveling to visit her boys, long drives in the country and pampering her husband. Honorary casket bearers are (grandsons): Marc Gowdy, Joshua Gowdy, Jarrett Gowdy, Perry Gowdy, Levi Gowdy, Ryan Gowdy, (granddaughters): Jennifer Gowdy, Kristen Gowdy and Erin Gowdy. Services for Mrs. Gowdy were held at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, Arkansas City, KS.
Kristen Mary Gowdy submitted the following information about her grandparents Bobby Joe Gowdy and Evie Jean Miller Gowdy (deceased 1935-2007), residing in El Dorado, Kansas. They had five sons: Robert Lon Gowdy (my father, 56-present), Kenneth L. Gowdy, Bryan F. Gowdy and Thomas L. Gowdy (deceased). My father (Robert Lon) has four children: Marc Gowdy, Myself - Kristen Gowdy (1992-present), Erin Anna Gowdy (1999-present) and Ryan Christopher Gowdy (2000-present). Marc currently resides in Texas and Robert and my siblings reside in Chicago. Bryan F. Gowdy currently lives in El Dorado, Kansas and has two children: Perry (October, 1991) and Levi (1993). David L. Gowdy also lives in El Dorado and has three children: Josh, Jared, and Jennifer. Josh has two babies, Tyler and Autumn. One last thing is everyone recalled my great grandmother as "Grammy".
Ken Gowdy Biography - Kansas
Kenneth K. Gowdy - Kansas
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