Rebecca A. ‘Becky’ Cowser

Funeral services for Rebecca A. ‘Becky’ Cowser, 54, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, Lawrence. Interment will be at 1 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery, 4700 SW 17th St., Topeka. Becky died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug. 22, 1959, in Abilene, Tex., the daughter of Vernon L. Sr. and Daphne E. Potter Bailey. She was a homemaker, and was known as the ‘bird lady.’ She also enjoyed flowers, gardening, and woodburning. She was an animal lover, especially her own cat, Floyd, and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She married Thomas E. Cowser, and he preceded her in death in 2001. Survivors include two sons, Steven M. Cowser, Lawrence, and Cody L. Cowser, Apache Junction, Ariz.; her mother, Daphne Bailey, Lyndon; four brothers, Donald W. Hayes and wife Sara, Kingsville, Mo., Steven M. Hayes and wife Janet, Perry, Vernon L. Bailey Jr. and wife Nicole, Osage City, and David L. Bailey and wife Patti, Lyndon; a sister, Peggy L. Wischropp and husband Kevin, Lyndon; and two grandchildren, Coy and Cali Cowser.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lawrence Humane Society, or Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn. (DCABA), in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Dudding...

To the Cowser, Hayes, and Bailey families, our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Becky. She always had a smile on her face whenever we saw her. So unfair that her and Tom both left this world so soon. Thinking of all of you and wishing you all peace. Hold onto your memories and she will live forever.

Anita & Tad~

From Donna,Greg Smith Josh,Heather an Michele...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Don and Sara. You both are very special to us

From EJ Yewell...

To all of Becky’s Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Becky always had a smile on her face when I seen her so I know she will be smiling down on all of you everyday. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Hang in there. Love you all, EJ

From Lance and Jill Flory...

Steve, I had no idea that your mom had passed when I saw you last night…. I am so sorry and feel so bad I didn’t know. I hope you know how sorry we are and if you ever need anything at all, please let us know. We truly care and are here if you need anything! Sending hugs your way!!!

From Susan Gile...


Your mom will surely be missed. She gave so much to you boys on the Cowser Cubs. You all have so many memories in large part due to your mom’s giving nature. She was a joy to be around and made the baseball summers so enjoyable. She had a smile for everyone and was perhaps the most a accepting person we have ever met. We are so sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers.


The Gile Family

From Marsha Henry Goff...

Ray and I send our deepest sympathy to Becky’s family . . . especially to the boys. I remember how eager Becky and Tom were to have children and how excited they were when they were expecting Steve. And I will never forget the world’s biggest swing that Tom built. Becky and Tom were wonderful parents, each gone far too soon.

Marsha Henry Goff
Nieder Acres neighbor

From Annie Hufford...

Aunt Becky you will be missed very much. We all love you so much and we will have you in our thoughts every day. I am going to miss hearing your laugh and having you there to tell us about your birds and how much they love the grape jelly.
I miss you so much and love you more!!!

From Great Plains Roofing and Sheet Metal...

All of us here at Great Plains are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.Sorry for your loss.

From Joyce cromwell...

So sorry for your loss. Becky was a great person and will be missed by everyone.

The Cromwell family

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