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.