Harvey Bowlby

Harvey Lewis Bowlby, 74, of Winfield, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at William Newton Hospital.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. A visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at the funeral home. The family will greet visitors from 4 to 6 p.m.

A memorial has been established in Harvey’s name for the Cowley County Humane Society. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.

Born Sept. 7, 1945, in Winfield, he was the son of Henry “Otho” and Vera Marie (Carpenter) Bowlby. He was raised and received his education in Winfield and Udall, graduating from Udall High School in 1963.

Harvey married Linda Butler on June 4, 1966, in Winfield. The couple made their first home in Winfield before moving to San Diego, where Harvey was stationed with the U.S. Navy. Following his honorable discharge, the couple returned to Winfield. Harvey began working for Binney and Smith in Winfield and later worked at Wheeler IGA. He then began his career as a welder at Fluid Kinetics, where he remained for almost 30 years before finishing his career at Galaxy Tool. Harvey retired from Galaxy Tool to fulfill his lifelong ambition of becoming a peanut farmer.

He enjoyed yard work, fishing, working on his hotrod, telling stories, watching old westerns, peanut farming and chicken farming. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and his little dog, Sophie. 

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents.

His family includes his wife, Linda Bowlby, of Winfield; his daughter, Kendra Baker and husband, Rodney, of Winfield; his son, Chris Bowlby and wife, Colette, of Winfield; his sisters, Ima Jean Ploof and husband, Duane, of Winfield, and Mary Ellen Taylor and husband, Max, of Winfield; his brother, Harry Bowlby and wife, Judy, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; his grandchildren, Dillan, Chase, Paige, Mikey, Megan, Coda, and Ryker; and his great-grandson, Finn.

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