Marti Michell Cowherd, 52

Marti and Paul Cowherd

A funeral service for Marti Michelle Simon Cowherd, 52, of Higginsville will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Corder with Pastor Mark Junkin officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hoefer Funeral Home in Higginsville. Mrs. Cowherd died July 26 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, as the result of injuries sustained in a vehicle crash north of Gainesville.

She was born Sept. 14, 1966, in Lexington, the daughter of Ernie (Jan) and Pat Simon. On Aug. 8, 1997, she married Paul Cowherd.

Mrs. Cowherd was a nurse practitioner with Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. A graduate of Lafayette Co. C-1, she attended the University of Missouri and William Jewell College, earning her master’s degree as a nurse practitioner. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Dorcas Society, the Kiwanis and the American Nurse Practitioners Association.

Survivors include her parents; two sons, Miles Hamilton and wife Catheryn of Corder, and Colby Cowherd of Kansas City; two daughters, Lauren Oberg and husband Jacob of Higginsville and Kaitlyn Cowherd and companion Kegan Bauman of Saint Joseph; one brother, Caesar Simon and wife Carmen of Sausalito, California; and four grandchil- dren, Miley, Mason, Cooper and Adalynn.

Burial will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Zion Lutheran Church, 500 N. Elizabeth St., Corder, MO 64021.

Arrangements by Hoefer Funeral Home, Higginsville.

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