John Henry Bower

Monday, March 29, 2021

John Henry Bower, age 84, a resident of rural Deerfield, Mo., passed away Friday, March 26, 2021, at his home. He was born May 3, 1936, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Jesse Bower and June Dunbar Bower. He had served with the United States Army. John married Amelia E. Jones on July 17, 1964, at Miami, Okla. John had worked for several years as a truck driver. He enjoyed spending time with his family and exploring the outdoors with his grandchildren. He also liked to garden and watch western movies.

Survivors include his wife, Amelia, of the home; and children, Rick Jones, of Fort Scott, Jill Love and husband, Ron, Tony Bower, and Jason Bower and wife, Thabena, all of Deerfield; 12 grandchildren, Dustin Jones, Kendria Brown, Josh Jones, Haley Jones, and Garrett, Alyson Love, Quentin Love, Gavin Love, Evan Love, Jessica Bower, and fianc, Jacob, Rebecca Bower, Micala Bower and Preslee Bower; and 10 great-grandchildren, Elijah, Hannah, Faith, Glory, Silas, Jordan, Romey, Madison, Taylor and David. Also surviving are two sisters, Mable Green, of Colorado and Roberta Rickman, of Girard, Kan., and two brothers, Perry Bower and wife, Helen and Chet Bower and wife, Linda, all of Fort Scott, Kan. He was preceded in death by his son, Doug Bower; three brothers, Jay, Floyd and Leroy Bower; and a sister, Margaret Rhodes.

There was cremation and no services will be held at this time. Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan. 66701.

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