Kermit L. Mowbray,  a former 28-year-long resident of Topeka, died May 22, 2011. Born 1934 in McPherson, KS to Carl and Frances Mowbray, he received a bachelor's degree from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS. After serving in the Army, he earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kansas.

While in graduate school, he married Linda Gump and moved to Topeka to work at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka. After 25 years, he retired as president of the bank.

Kermit taught at Peru State College in Nebraska before moving to Santa Fe, NM. He was an accomplished jazz pianist who loved tennis, travel, reading, music, and, most of all, his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother-in-law and sister, Lew Auer and Charlene Auer Rich. He is survived by his son Travis, daughter-in-law Michele Madansky, grandsons Harris and Ezra Mowbray, and by his daughter Alisha, son-in-law Steve Brice, granddaughters Ruby and Aurelia Brice, as well as by his nieces and nephews Debbie and Jon Hatch, Janet and Jim Baird, Barbara Gustavsen, John and Pam Auer, Tobin and Bobbie Gump, Arrianne Gump, and Katie and Mark Haywood, and by many cousins.

Family and friends will gather at Greenhurst in Topeka at 11am on Tuesday, May 31st. Call Sara at 785-233-4477 for directions.