Alice Isabel Showman, 94, died Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha, Kansas. Isabel was born in Fairview, Kansas on August 6, 1917, the daughter of Mark and Dollie (Scott) Rooney. She graduated from Fairview High School. Isabel married Emery Showman on August 31, 1940. They owned and operated a trucking business for many years. Later, Isabel worked for Waddell & Reed and Wittmer Farm Realty, before eventually opening a family real estate firm, Showman Realty, L.C., with her son and daughter-in-law, and eventually her grandson. Isabel enjoyed playing bridge, cooking, Kansas basketball games, and spending time with family and friends.
Isabel was preceded in death by her husband, Emery (April 1, 1990), her son, Fred Showman (March 4, 2005), her parents, three brothers Fred Rooney, Lee Rooney, and George Rooney, and one sister Dorothy Rooney. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Marilyn Showman of Sabetha, Kansas; a grandson, Shawn Showman and his wife, Carly of Lawrence, Kansas; one sister, Mary Lane, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Sabetha. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service time. A private family inurnment will take place in the Sabetha Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions are going to a charity that has yet to be designated, sent in care of the funeral home, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, KS 66534.