Ronald Dean Stowe

A memorial visitation for Ronald Dean Stowe, 67, Lawrence, will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. A celebration of Ron’s life will be held Saturday, April 28th at 2 pm at the Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. 6th St., Lawrence. Ron passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018, at his home, surrounded by family.

He was born Apr. 22, 1950, in Lawrence, the son of Harold E. and Jennie Melsena Murr Stowe. He graduated from Lawrence High School, and later served in the United States Army. He was a dump truck driver for Sunflower Paving for many years. Previously, he had driven dump trucks for other Lawrence area companies, including W.A. Dunbar & Sons. Ron enjoyed music, hunting, the outdoors, helping his mother with her garden, and KU men’s and women’s basketball. He was a former member of the Eagles Lodge Aerie 309, Lawrence.

He married Joyce Ann Morris on Mar. 10, 1972, in Lawrence. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two daughters, Lisa Stowe, Los Angeles, and Melsena Stowe, Lawrence; two brothers, Gary Stowe, Kansas City, Mo., and Hank Meisenheimer, Hollywood, Calif.; three grandchildren, Evin Joy Sullivan, Terrin Sullivan, and Lanndin Dean Stowe; and two great grandchildren, Cynclaire ‘Google’ James and Brynlee James.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Ronald Stowe Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at