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Gertrude Bowersox

d. February 23, 2014

Gertrude Bowersox

Gertrude Ilene Bowersox, 98, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.

Gertrude was born on February 12, 1916 in Altamont, Kansas to Wilbert and Minne Grey Bryner. She grew up in Coffeyville, Kansas where she received her high school education. On February 12, 1936 she was united in marriage to Dean Oakley Bowersox in Coffeyville, Kansas. Of that union two children were born. The couple later divorced.

Gertrude held various jobs throughout the years. She worked at RokAChair, and worked at her sister Marys restaurant, Brownies Grill. She later was a care taker for Mary whom she was very close to. Gertrude was always very devoted to Marys extended family. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday school and was active in the Methodist Womens Group.

Surviving to honor her memory are her children, Darrell Bowersox and wife, Annie of Baldwin City, Kansas, Dennis Bowersox and wife, Winnie of North Andover, Massachusetts grandchildren, Abigail, Andrew, Kimberly and Karl, two greatgrandchildren Anna Bell and Oakley, she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbert and Minne brothers, Ralph and Harold sisters, Irene, Alice and Mary.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of FordWulfBruns Chapel in Coffeyville, Kansas. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at FordWulfBruns Chapel. The family has requested no flowers be sent. Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Coffeyville or to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice these may be left with the funeral home. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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