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Rawleigh Mowrer

Posted November 06, 2013 in Boone, Obituaries

May 17, 1938 – November 3, 2013

Rawleigh Mowrer

Rawleigh Mowrer

Rawleigh Mowrer, age 75, of 1524-13th Street, died November 3, 2013, at the Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Boone with Rev. Jerry Bertelson officiating. Burial will be in Mineral Ridge Cemetery in Ridgeport.

Rawleigh Robert Mowrer was born in Perry, Iowa, on May 17, 1938, the son of Claire Mowrer and Gladys (Hohanshelt) Mowrer Skinner.

He graduated from Boone High School and Boone Junior College.

While in high school, Rawleigh worked at the Herrald Drug Store in Boone.

He married Betty Irene Cole on June 23, 1957, in Ridgeport.

After he married Betty, Rawleigh worked at the Bowman Shoe Store and sold insurance for Prudential Life Insurance Company.

Rawleigh and Betty owned and operated an upholstery shop in Boone for 32 years.

Rawleigh also designed handbags that Betty sewed and they sold them in their upholstery shop.

Rawleigh also owned B & R Productions Videos.

In 1994, he began working for Boone Hardware and for the past five years, he has worked at the Boone Hy-Vee.

Rawleigh enjoyed camping, watching John Wayne movies, taking pictures, and working on his computer.

He took a computer class at DMACC.

Rawleigh was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Maurice Mowrer.

He is survived by his wife, Betty of Boone; a son Daryl and his wife Colleen of Rochester, Minnesota; three daughters Vicki Siders and husband Dan of Boone, Dee Eaves and husband Todd of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Gina Denton and husband Chuck of Salem, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren: Aaron Siders and wife Contessa, Eric Siders and wife Katie, Angie Wanger and husband Jeff, Steven Mowrer, Brenna Eaves, Alexa Eaves, Keely Denton, and Devin Denton; great grandson Brezlin Siders; and a great granddaughter Reilynn Martin.

Also surviving is a brother-in-law Donald Cole of Boone, two sisters-in-law Pearl Cole of Boone and Mary Mowrer of Marion, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Friday from 2 until 8 p.m. where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m.

Visitation continues on Saturday at the Church from 9:30 a.m. to servicetime.

In memory of Rawleigh, memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church or to the family to be used at their discretion.

The family requests no blooming plants or flowers due to allergies in the family.

Information provided by:
Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Inc.
1006 6th Street
Boone, IA 50036

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