Bill and Diana Sowers
A little Information about us
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For those of you curious about who we are here's a bit of basic info:
Diana Sowers.... born and reared out on the high plains of southwestern Kansas in the Cowboy Capital, Dodge City. A descendent of Austrian and Czech immigrants who came to Barton County, Kansas, in the late 1880's. She has worked for years in schools and libraries in Kansas and Oklahoma. She has been working at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library since 1990.
Bill Sowers... a native of Oakland, California.... grew up in nearby Hayward. His parents and grandparents were all native Kansans. He came to Kansas to go to college and stayed on. He has been a librarian for over 25 years, working in Oklahoma and Kansas. He's been employed by the State Library of Kansas since 1983.
We met and married in Dodge City in 1980. We have had four children: Kenny, Amanda, Emily and Rachel. Besides genealogy we are involved in activities at our churches, The Compassionate Friends, a Labrador retriever group and social organizations.
On August 31, 1999, we learned that our youngest child, Rachel, age 7, had leukemia (AML - acute myelogenous leukemia). Rachel went through chemo treatment and had a bone marrow transplant on December 16, 1999 at Children's Mercy Hospital. Her sister, Amanda, was her donor. She was leukemia free from then on but in April developed pneumacystic carinii pneumonia which led to her death on May 17, 2000. She was a beautiful person and during her struggles her family stood by her, loved her, encouraged her, and learned from her about courage. We are eternally grateful to the staff of Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, for all that they did to try to save our daughter. We are also indebted to family, friends, our churches (Assumption Catholic Church/School and St. David's Episcopal Church), and many people we've never met personally who wrote us and emailed us saying that they were thinking about Rachel and praying for us. These prayers and kind thoughts were not in vain. All of us were strengthened by the support we received and we will never forget the Love that poured into our lives those nine hard months and continues to strengthen us now.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Check out our Schremmer and Pollock Families lines or Click on any of the following family names to link to their pages:
Shorter family pages grouped together:
Also, stop by our U.S. GenWeb County pages:
Allen County Kansas ALHN,
Barton County Kansas (KSGenWeb),
Barton County Kansas (ALHN),
Lincoln County Kansas, Gove County Kansas and Graham County Kansas
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