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Norma June Lowery, age 88, Joplin, Mo., passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018, at Spring River Christian Village.
Norma was born June 20, 1929, in Faulkner, Kan., daughter of the late Clairon Poor and Blanche Nash Poor. Norma graduated from Columbus High School, and was a stay-at-home mother taking care of her family. She was a member of Blendville Christian Church, and volunteered many hours at Spring River Christian Village and Freeman Hospital.
She married Carl Lowery on Dec. 2, 1948. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1985.
She was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Charles Gibson.
Survivors include her sons, Robert Lowery and wife, Kathy, of Umatilla, Fla., David Lowery and wife, Rita, of Granby, Mo.; sister, Barbara Gibson, of Joplin; grandchildren, Stephen Lowery and wife, Ginger, James Lowery and wife, Jessi all of Springfield, Mo., Daniel Jobe and wife, Rachel, of Neosho, Amanda Drake and husband, Jeff, of Granby, Bryan Lowery, of Umatilla, and Tiffany Guillen and husband, Polo, of Joplin; 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m. in Parker Mortuary Chapel with her nephew, Doug Gibson, officiating. Interment will follow in Edgmand Cemetery, Columbus, Kan., with family serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
The family request that memorial contributions be made to the Freeman Auxiliary.
Published on March 7, 2018
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