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Diane Gowdy

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Diane Gowdy, 64, Iola, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at her home.
Diane was born May 16, 1949, in Newton, the daughter of Melvin and Margaret Elizabeth (Olson) Dietrich, Jr. She grew up in Emporia and graduated from high school there.
On Aug. 30, 1969, she married Charley Gowdy and they made their home in Great Bend. Diane received a degree in education from Fort Hays State University and then taught a number of years in the Great Bend school system. They moved to Iola in 1996 and she taught at the Crossroads Learning Center. Charley preceded her in death on March 25, 2010, and she retired in May of 2010.
She was an avid reader and played the piano. She also enjoyed traveling, 4-wheeling in her Jeep and fishing. Purple was her favorite color.
Survivors are her two sons, Kurt Gowdy and wife, Miriam, Olathe, and Lynn Gowdy and wife, Donna, Bentonville, Ark.; two daughters, Marla Poston, Wichita, and Sherri Gowdy, Kinston, N.C.; one sister, DeLane Earegood and husband, David, Camdenton, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Gowdy, and a sister, Darlene.
Cremation has taken place.
Memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m., May 16, 2014, (her next birthday) at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Memorials may be made to Allen County Hospice or Susan G. Komen For The Cure Mid-Kansas. Memorial gifts may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

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