Robert Alden Sowers, 84, Overbrook: Feb. 11, 1931 – Sept. 21, 2015

092415-Robert-SowersOVERBROOK – Robert Alden Sowers, 84, of Overbrook, Kan., passed away Sept. 21, 2015. He was born Feb. 11, 1931, in Wakarusa, Kan., the son of Jacob A. Sowers and Mamie E. (Turner) Sowers.

Robert was a long-standing member of the Overbrook community. He graduated from Overbrook High School with the class of 1949. He was a farmer and retired as a mail carrier. He was a member and past master of Masonic Ridgeway Lodge 62 in Overbrook, a life member of Scottish Rite, and a member of Arab Shriners, Topeka.

Robert was very active with his grandkids. He loved to play cards and dominoes. He also liked to go fishing and hunting.

He is survived by four sons, Danny Sowers, Gate, Okla., Lloyd Sowers and wife, Kathy, Burlingame, Kan., Alva Sowers and wife, Donna, Overbrook, and David Sowers and wife, Cathy, Overbrook; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Offen, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and a companion, Margaret Dahlstrom, Topeka, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Frances Marie Sowers and Dorothy Ann Sowers; a brother, James A. Sowers; and his companion of more than 30 years, Belle Hoffecker.

Family will greet friends for visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, Overbrook. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at the United Methodist Church, Overbrook. Burial will follow at Overbrook Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Masonic Ridgeway Lodge 62 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, sent in care of Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.

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