Monte W. Bowers

Funeral services for Monte Bowers, 90, De Soto, KS, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2020 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel in Eudora, KS. The family will greet friends following the service. Due to Covid-19 social distancing will be observed and masks will be required for attendance at this service. Monte passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 at his home.

Monte was born on January 2, 1930 in Linwood, KS the son of Joe and Eunice (Curtiss) Bowers.

He was a police officer and later worked with Iron Worker’s Union. Monte and Becky owned and operated Penny Annie’s in Lawrence for a number of years. Monte enjoyed flying and kept up on his pilot license, he enjoyed hunting and was a gun enthusiast. He always loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He married Bessie “Becky” Evans on September 12, 1966 in Miami, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death on October 25, 2012.

Survivors include his daughters, Monica Bowers, and Kathy Bolling; his son, Eric Bowers; his grandchildren, Emily & Gunnar Istas and many other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his children, David, Chuck, Lisa and his brothers, Jack, Bill, and Bud.

10 Condolences

  1. Laura Fix on November 18, 2020 at 6:49 am

    Your family doesn’t know me. I used to meet a friend for lunch and take my grandchildren to Penny Annie’s. What a wonderful family. They always gave everyone a smile and where always patient while my grandchildren picked their candy treat after lunch. How lucky for him to spend time with family members at work.. Your family made old downtown great. You’ve all been missed. Thank you for all the happy times.

  2. Debbie Shafer on November 18, 2020 at 8:32 am

    I used to love to see monte and Becky come in Dillion’s when I worked there. I loved penny annie’s . Monte was a wonderful person very giving and loving person. Monte will be greatly missed. He had a great love for his family.

  3. Maelyne Rider Schultz on November 18, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Sorry to hear of Monte’s passing. Condolences & prayers for the family.

  4. Emily on November 18, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    I love you grandpa I miss you so much

  5. David Holroyd on November 18, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Monte and Becky were so very kind to me. Monte took up in the plane several times and we flew over Clinton Lake to see the music festival crowd. I went with him to Kansas City to pick up candy and felt I was part of the Bower’s family. His dedication to his grandchildren was the best.

    I would stop in Penny Annies and peek in the kitchen and Becky would tell me to sit down and make a sandwhich for me and Monte would discuss local “politics”.

    Emily and Gunnar I watched grow up. Monica was the best and the whole family.
    Monte,,,was a good friend! And Becky equally so!

    David Holroyd

  6. Robert Kobler on November 19, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Monte was a 1950 De Soto High School classmate, and we were good friends throughout high school. We had many teenage adventures, and I am sorry that I didn’t know he was near death. Had I known, I would have visited him to renew and recall our youthful experiences. May his family know of my deep sorrow of his passing. May his soul Rest In Peace.

  7. Debbie Burrous on November 20, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Monte was always lind and caring. He use to love to watch and give to our July 4the festivities. He was a kid at heart. He truly loved his family.

  8. Loya Beery on November 23, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Condolences to Monte’s family. Whether it was at Chamber meetings, restaurants or events, Monte was always out and about. Even ran into him at Linwood Days one year. He and his faithful loving doggie companion were always glad to be at whatever was taking place in De Soto. It will be strange to not see him around town.
    RIP Monte!

  9. Cecil E Mashburn on November 25, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    I knew Monty for the last 15 years, we spent many hours over coffee talking about life. I missed his funeral as I did not know until after. I am sorry or I would have been there cause Monty was my friend and I will miss him. RIP my friend;

  10. Dana Walker on November 28, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Condolences to the family. Thanks to Monte and the family for hiring me during my high school and college years. I have many fond memories working at Penny Annie’s. During that time of my life, you guys were like family. RIP Monte

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