Lowell  Pugh


Like the greater prairie chicken that has gone away, Lowell Pugh left this world to go to his eternal home with Jesus on August 12, 2019 at the age of 87 years, 4 months and 26 days.
Harold Lowell Pugh was born to Harold Franklin Pugh and Hazel Wanda Thomas Pugh on March 16, 1932, in Golden City, MO.
He was united in marriage to Bertha (Betty) Margaret Frock on December 28, 1952, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lockwood, MO, where he remained a life-long active member.
Lowell was a lifelong resident of Golden City. He graduated from Golden City Schools in 1950 and the St. Louis College of Mortuary Service in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-55. He also served in the U.S. Army Active Reserve from 1975-1982.
Lowell joined the family hardware and funeral home business in 1951. His love of the environment and preservation of the earth and its resources led him to work tirelessly to preserve, maintain and to help educate others on prairie management, grasses and flowers. In 1999 he began publication of "The Dead Beat - Caregivers Soapbox", dedicated to those serving in the funeral industry. He exited the funeral business in 2017 after 66 years. Lowell continued working to establish the Prairie Sunshine Art Center.
Lowell was active in many civic and cultural organizations. He was known for the love of his family and community. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Pugh, and his children, Holly and Charles Stansberry, St. Charles, MO, Phillip Pugh, Sand Springs, OK, Ivy and Marshall Douglas, Mustang, OK; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, August 18, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lockwood, MO, with burial to follow at Dudenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Prairie Sunshine Art Center (former Pugh Funeral Home), 400 Chestnut Street, Golden City.
Contributions are suggested and made payable to Prairie Sunshine Art Center or Missouri Prairie Foundation, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
Condolences may be shared at www.dfhlamar.com.
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Published on August 16, 2019
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