Woman Killed in Wreck
A 53-year-old Hutchinson woman was killed Sunday when her vehicle collided with a semi on U.S. 50. Dorothy L. Mowery was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck near Spring Lake Road, northwest of Halstead. Mowery was the mother of Bethel College student Megan Mowery, a senior from Hutchinson. The Kansas Highway Patrol said the semi was traveling west on U.S. 50 about 6 p.m., while Mowery was driving east. An unidentified vehicle was passing the semi and entered the eastbound lane. Mowery’s vehicle swerved to avoid the passing vehicle. Her 1995 Toyota Camry hit the shoulder of the highway and went out of control. Mowery’s vehicle slid sideways into the lane of the oncoming semi. The semi struck Mowery’s vehicle on the passenger side. The unidentified vehicle did not stop at the accident. The driver of the semi, Lawrence E. Glesmann of Edgemont, S.D., was not hurt. A. Adrianna Glesmann, a passenger in the semi, suffered minor injuries. Sunday’s accident was the second fatal wreck this year on U.S. 50 in Harvey County. Five people were killed in a two-vehicle crash June 8 on the highway west of Newton. (By Chris Strunk, The Newton Kansan, Newton Kansas. November 11, 2002).
Dorothy A. “Dot” Mowery, 53, died Sunday (Nov. 10, 2002) in Harvey County. She was born Aug. 22, 1949, to William L. and Margaret (Lawrence) Lewis in Garden City. Her mother survives of Garden City. Her father preceded her in death. She was raised in Garden City and graduated from Garden City High School in 1967. She graduated from Kansas State University in 1971 with a degree in home economics and received her master’s degree in counseling from Wichita State University. She worked at the Hutchinson office of Social & Rehabilitation Services. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Hutchinson. She served as an elder and deacon at the church. She was a member of the Chapter HQ P.E.O. and Pi Beta Phi sorority. Other survivors include: a daughter, Megan Mowery of the home; and three sisters, Mary Wolf of Overland Park, Pattie McGurk of Great Bend and Jane Clark of Oklahoma City. Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott Mortuary in Hutchinson. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Tim Soule officiating. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Memorials have been established with the P.E.O. Educational Fund in care of the funeral home, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501. (Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson Kansas. November 11, 2002).