Donald P. Cowan, 88, of Olathe, passed away on March 29, 2013 in Olathe, KS. He was born on April 21, 1924 to William and Georgia Cowan in St. Louis, MO, and served our country in the U.S. Army. On April 19, 1952, he was married to Betty Sullivan and they made their home in Topeka, KS. Donald retired as a Manager for Southwestern Bell after 37 years of service. His activities include serving as Past-President of NEKAN BELL credit Union, Past-President of the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman of the United Way, and he enjoyed serving as an Advisor to the Air Explorer Post Squadron 8. He was proud of the Silver Beaver award while involved in the Boy Scouts of America. Donald is survived by his loving sons William Barry Cowan and wife, Debbie, of Olathe, KS and Dwight Cowan and his wife, Sue, of Topeka, KS, his brother Charles Cowan, grandchildren Amy, Brandon, Ian, and Ali, and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Betty, in 2012. Services will be Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church, 3033 SW MacVicar, Topeka, KS, where the family will receive friends an hour prior to service time. Burial will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, KS. Memorials are suggested to the Donald P. Cowan Memorial Fund in care of the family. To leave a message for the family please visit www.PenwellGabelOlathe.com. Donald P. Cowan
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Mar. 31, 2013