CLAFLIN — Elsie Marie Clowers,, 88, died Feb. 6, 2017 at Hays Medical Center.
She was born July 1, 1928 at Chetopa, the daughter of Lawrence and Martha (McCollough) Rose. Elsie married Lawrence Meek, Aug. 31, 1947, at Hutchinson. They were later divorced. She later married Arthur “Bud” Clowers July 14, 1979, at St. John. He died in 1984.
A Holyrood resident since 2012, Elsie had been a 54-year Claflin resident, and a Plainville resident prior to that. She was a retired Farmers and Merchants Bank of Claflin employee, and a member of the Claflin Methodist Church, Dorcus Doers ladies church group, and volunteered as a Pink Lady at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington.
Survivors include a son, Rex Meek and wife Lynn, Hoisington; three daughters, Peggy Ostmeyer and husband Gene, Pecos, N.M.; Cheri Chesney and husband Chris, Franklin, N.C.; Brenda Campbell and husband Jerry, Preston; a brother, Larry “Ronald” Rose, Fairfield Bay, Ark.; grandchildren, Heidi Fischer, Wayde Denning, Trevor Denning, Ty Christie, Tami Hoch, Ryan Pozalek, Alex Batman, and Peyton Bullard; great-grandchildren, Kyler Christie, Brandon Christie, Mayleigh Denning, Jaycie Denning, Treyson Denning, Rowan Batman, Zaria, Zayde, Tania, and Justice.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Hileman, a brother, Cecil Rose, and a grandson, Zachary Albert.
Funeral Services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday at Claflin United Methodist Church with Rev. Gene Langhofer officiating. Interment will be at the Claflin Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, 415 North Main, Hoisington.
Memorials can be sent to The Wounded Warrior Project or Claflin United Methodist Church, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington, KS.
Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net.
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P.O. Box 146, 415 North Main
Hoisington, KS, 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 7, 2017