Archive for Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Orvis E. Mowery

1938-2006

November 22, 2006

Services for Orvis E. Mowery, 68, of Easton, were Monday, Nov. 20, at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Easton.

Mr. Mowery died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at his home.

He was born Jan. 20, 1938, in Xenia, Ohio, the son of Charles W. and Mary Jane (Shade-Hallsteine) Mowery.

He attended Jarbalo, Easton and Lansing schools, and joined the U.S. Army at age 17, serving four years in Germany. Upon his return, he began a lifelong career with the U.S. Penitentiary system. His career took him to several institutions including Lompoc, Calif., El Paso, Texas, FCI El Reno, Okla., and the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, where he retired after 27 years in 1987 as special investigative supervisor grade of lieutenant. He was a member of Easton Lions Club, AARP and Federal Retirees Association.

On May 5, 1987, he married Virginia (Beying) Lunsford in Easton. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, William, Lansing, and Michael, Bonner Springs; two stepdaughters, Kim Brushwood, Leavenworth, and Cindy Strunk, Rowlett, Texas; four stepsons, James Lunsford and Kevin Lunsford, both of Easton, Keith Lunsford, Paola, and David Lunsford, Minneapolis, Minn.; two brothers, Robert, Lawrence, and Charles "Bill," Leavenworth; two sisters, Mary Frances Manthe, Leavenworth, and Sandra Elliott, Leavenworth; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to St. Vincent's Clinic or Catholic Charities, both of Leavenworth, sent in care of the funeral chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth, 66048.

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