Alice Irene Stowe, 102, Bethany, MO passed away Saturday, January 13, 2024, at an Excelsior Springs, MO senior living center.

She was born on May 27, 1921, in Harlan, Iowa, the daughter of Jens and Annie (Peterson) Norgaard.

On January 31, 1941, she married Herbert Stowe in Harlan, Iowa. He preceded her in death on December 31, 1990.

Alice and Herbert owned and operated Montgomery Ward department store and she was also a part owner of the A&W Root Beer Stand in Bethany. She was also a dedicated farm wife, and member of the Harrison County Community Hospital Auxiliary and Pleasant Ridge Church. She loved quilting and gave a quilt to everyone she could, she loved romance novels and loved singing.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Kay Bowles; son-in-law, George Bowles; grandson, Daniel Bowles, and several brothers and sisters.

Alice is survived by her sons, David (Karen) Stowe, Kearney, MO, Philip (Beth) Stowe, Blue Eye, MO, and Lilas Brockman, Harlan, IA; 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and several great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 18 at Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, MO. Burial will follow in Miriam Cemetery, Bethany, MO. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Harbor Hospice in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424. Online condolences may be left at