Paul Duane Cowherd, 57 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, July 26, 2019, in Gainesville, MO.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Corder, Missouri with the Rev. Mark Junkin officiating. Interment will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Hoefer Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Zion Lutheran Church. Casket bearers: Kegan Bauman, Colby Cowherd, John Cowherd, Mark Perrine, Dwight Ritter, Craig Whittle.

Born Thursday, November 23, 1961 in Lexington, Missouri, to the late John “JayBird” Cowherd and Carol Cowherd. He was the husband of the late Marti Cowherd, marrying August 8, 1997.

He was a graduate of Lafayette Co. C-1. Paul was a member and Elder of Zion Lutheran Church. Paul worked for the Lafayette County Road District.

Surviving are his mother, Carol Cowherd; two sons, Colby Cowherd of Kansas City, MO and Miles (Catheryn) Hamilton of Corder, MO; two daughters, Lauren (Jacob) Oberg of Higginsville and Kaitlyn (Kegan Bauman) Cowherd of Saint Joseph, MO; one brother, Johnny (Kelly) Cowherd of Warrensburg, MO; one sister, Barbie Cowherd of Higginsville; and four grandchildren, Miley, Mason, Cooper, Adalynn.

He is preceded in death by his father, John “JayBird” Cowherd. Online condolences may be made to the family at