Obituary of Jessica Mowen

Jessica Ammere “Jescee” Mowen, age 48, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away June 5, 2024, at her home in Ft. Scott.  She was born October 9, 1975, the daughter of Wilbur E. Mowen, Jr. and Patricia L. Lattie Mowen.  Jescee grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and graduated from Turner High School.

Jescee loved people and felt a calling to healthcare.  She became a respiratory therapist and worked for a time in Kansas City area hospitals. She also had a love for animals.  She worked as a veterinarian assistant and at horse stables in the Kansas City area.

Jescee later moved to Ft. Scott. She worked as a medical aide at the Southeast Kansas Regional Correctional Center.  While working at the jail, Jescee had a reputation for being both tough and compassionate, and she earned the love and respect of the people she came in contact with.

Jescee later worked as the animal control officer for the Ft. Scott Police Department.  She was always willing to go the extra mile to lovingly train and rehome the animals in her care.  Jescee was diagnosed with leukemia in January of 2024.  Following her death, her family has been amazed at the number of people who have reached out and shared about the impact that Jescee had on their lives.  Her family is proud of the legacy of love that she has left behind.


Survivors include her parents, Wib and Patty Mowen of Ft. Scott and her children, Chance Guenther, Hunter Sprague, Amanda Kidwell (David) and Lia Lloyd (Shelby), three grandchildren and a god daughter, Celeste Miller.  Also surviving are two brothers, Drew Mowen (Angela) and Brent Mowen (Kristen) several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews as well as a special friend A. C. “Buzz” Hawpe.


There was cremation.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Jescee’s life from 1:00-5:00 P.M. Saturday, June 22nd at the Bourbon County 4-H Building, 2109 Horton St., Ft. Scott, Kansas.

Memorials are suggested to the Jessica Mowen Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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