Carol Ann Stowe

Funeral services for Carol Ann Stowe, 66, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with Pastor Don Ogden officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Stowe died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, after a brief battle with cancer.

She was born July 17, 1945, in Lawrence, the daughter of Robert and Maxine Oaks Gallagher. She attended Lawrence schools.

Mrs. Stowe worked at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for over 20 years. She later worked for Sallie Mae Financial, and retired from there in 1996. She loved to play bingo, go camping and fishing, and spend time with family and friends.

She married Earl E. Stowe on April 12, 1963. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Donald Stowe and wife Kim, Meriden, and Marty Stowe, Lawrence; a daughter, Robin Smart and husband Joe, Lawrence; her mother, Maxine Gallagher, Lawrence; six grandchildren, Kristopher Smart, Tonganoxie, Keithen and Kody Smart, Lawrence, Kenneth and Tracy Stowe, Lawrence, and Kieth Shumac, Lawrence; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert, two brothers, Charles and Lamont, a sister, Sonja, and a grandson, Michael.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.