William "Bill" E. Bowers

October 18, 1937June 10, 2019

Loving husband of Lois Bowers; dear son of Roy and Virginia Bowers; dear father of Gail Melton, Andy Bowers and Ronnie Bowers; dear step-father of Tammy Hessing, Teresa Spica, Donald Cogzill and Shelley Polk; dear grandfather of Kyle Branham, Kelsey McCarty, Cheyann Boyer, Tony Bowers, Amanda Sartain, John Bowers, Lauren Bowers, Katie Bowers, Janel Essman, Emily Spriggs, Krista Sjurson, Allie Spica, Kristy Nay, Crystal Cogzill, Alex Polk, Julie Laramie and Sarah Polk and great-grandfather of 13; dear brother of Earl Bowers, the late Ruby Skiles, Ruthalene Judy, Sue Ann Dunn, Mary Griffin, Linda Rowe, Marty Bowers, Diane Pinson and Jerrie Ruppert; our dear father-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Visitation Wednesday, June 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at KRIEGSHAUSER WEST MORTUARY, 9450 Olive Boulevard, 63132. Interment Thursday, June 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road, 63125. Meet behind Administration Building by 10:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions preferred to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Interment with Military Honors Thursday, June 13, 2019


William "Bill" E. Bowers

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Randy Abbott

June 12, 2019

I grew up in the house across the street from Bill. He was one of my dad's closest friends. He was there when my dad passed away and helped my mom the best that he could. And on many occasions Bill rescued us from car (and motorcycle and golf cart!) problems ... He was
one of the nicest men I've ever had the pleasure to meet. My condolences to the family.

Sabrina Smith (Abbott)

June 11, 2019

Bill was a wonderful neighbor and friend to my parents, Norman and Margaret Abbott. He was always there to lend a helping hand and offer kind words. Next to my mom, I think he was my Dad’s best friend. God bless Lois and her family and thank you for sharing Bill with us.

Andy Rowe

June 11, 2019

Helping uncle Buck at grammys house installing the kitchen countertop....he would always go out of his way to help. I cant remember a time I saw uncle Buck not smiling. My condolences to Lois and his children....I love you all