Floyd Edward Mowbray, 78, of South Haven, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at his home. Floyd Edward Mowbray was born October 23, 1941 in McPherson, KS, the son of John Edward and Leona Irene (Swenson) Mowbray. He was raised near Smolan, KS and graduated from Lindsborg Rural High School in 1959. He also graduated from Wichita Technical Institute. On April 20, 1968, he was united in marriage to Dixie Lee Lathers in Arkansas City, KS. That same year, on May 13, 1968, Floyd joined the Kansas Army National Guard and served during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged and returned home to Arkansas City. The couple made their home near South Haven, KS and raised two daughters, Leslie and Lana, and welcomed a “bonus daughter”, Trine, an exchange student from Denmark.
Floyd worked for AT&T for 37 years, Pre-Mac in Wellington for a time, and Smith Tools for 10 years. Floyd was a farmer his entire lifetime. He was a member of South Haven Christian Church where he served as an Elder/Deacon, and VFW Post 1254, where he served on the Honor Guard. Floyd also served on the South Haven School Board. He enjoyed his work farming the land, going to the coffee shop, farm auctions, Bingo at the VFW, and visiting the neighbors.
Surviving to honor Floyd’s memory are his wife of 52 years, Dixie Lee; daughters Leslie Brazle (Justin) of Winfield, KS; and Lana George (David) of Ponca City, OK; brother Virgil Mowbray (Jane) of Ardmore, OK; sister Erma Mowbray of McPherson, KS; grandchildren Zane and Cutter Brazle and Rance Crawford, all of Winfield, KS, and Ben Winburn of Ponca City, OK; brother-in-law Vern Schneider of New Cambria, KS; sister-inlaw Dela Mowbray of Bellingham, WA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews; also Trine Korsgaard (Kennet), Marie and Karoline Korsgaard of Denmark. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Cleo Mowbray, and his sister Cleta Schneider.
Visitation and viewing were Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at Shelley Family Funeral Home in Arkansas City. A graveside Military Funeral Service was held at Rose Hill Cemetery near South Haven, KS at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, August 3, 2020. A memorial has been established in Floyd’s name with VFW Post 1254 of Arkansas City and the Music Department, South Haven USD 509. Contributions can be made through Shelley Family Funeral Home, 906 W. Kansas Ave., Arkansas City, KS 67005.
Posted online on August 19, 2020