John "Johnny" Stowell

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
John "Johnny" Stowell

John "Johnny" Stowell, 68, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at his home in Chanute, Kan. John was born on July 22, 1947 in Chanute, Kan., the son of Lewis E. Stowell and Cecil M. (Brown) Stowell North.

On Sept. 23, 1988 John married Carol (Sheedy) Stowell in Miami, Okla. John had three children.

John worked as a glazer for Jayhawk Glass, Glass Depot and was an owner of SEK Glass. When not working John enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was a woodworker and a jack of all trades. He enjoyed watching western movies and sports on television. John was a member of the Chanute Elks Lodge No. 806.

John was preceded in death by his parents, his son Anthony "Tony" Stowell, and sisters Patricia Vance, Ann Berkefeldt, and Nancy Benard.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; sons: Tanner John Stowell of Fort Scott and Rick Stowell of Parsons; brothers: Jim Stowell of Pittsburg and Perry "Bear" North of Chanute; sisters: Nellie Hamilton of Emporia and Betty Wood of Chanute; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many members of his extended family.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Chanute, Kan.

Family requests memorials to Caring Voice or the Chanute Elks Lodge No. 806 and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home at 101 N. Highland, Chanute, Kan.

Countryside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at