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Aletha M. Sowder

November 17, 1927 November 6, 2017
Aletha M. Sowder
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Obituary for Aletha M. Sowder

Aletha (Tuddy) Mae Sowder, age 89, of Cherryvale and Galena Kansas, passed away on November 6, 2017.

Aletha was born on November 17, 1927 in Minneola, Kansas to Roy Leroy and Edith (Jackson) Bray.

She married Chester Eugene Sowder on May 16, 1946 in Yakima, Washington. They were partners in marriage for 50 years, spending their lives farming and being foster parents to 29 young people.

Tuddy was an art teacher for Labette Community College, as well as a CNA and health care worker in her later years of life. She baked many pies and cookies for various area activities.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, a son, Roger E. Sowder, her sister Hazel Sowder, and her brothers Boyd (Bud) Bray and Floyd (Buster) Bray.

She is survived by two granddaughters, Deborah Brown and Rebecca Sowder both of Colorado.

Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be held 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Wickham Family Funeral Home, 216 East 4th, Cherryvale, Kansas 67335.

Private inurnment will be held at a later date.

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11:00 AM 11/14/2017 11:00:00 AM
Wickham Family Funeral Home - Cherryvale

216 East 4th Street
Cherryvale, KS 67335

Wickham Family Funeral Home - Cherryvale
216 East 4th Street Cherryvale 67335 KS
United States

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