Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Elizabeth Carolyn Stearns Lowe, 1872-1961
MYSTIC – Elizabeth Carolyn (Betty) Lowe, 89, of Brazil, Ia., passed away at the St. Joseph Hospital at 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, where she had been a patient since Wednesday evening.
She was born in Desare, Mo., May 13, 1872, the daughter of Elisha and Denisha Jones Stearns. She came to Brazil 82 years ago, and had lived in the present home for 69 years.
She was married to Willard Lowe July 2, 1893, who preceded her in death in July of 1957. Besides her husband, she was preceded by four children, who died in infancy.
Surviving are two daughters, Golden Moore of Hartford, Iowa, and Janet Palmer of Mt. Carmel, Pa.; five sons, Jesse of Brazil, Roy of Centerville, Ray of Pontiac, Mich., Carl of Waterloo and Arthur of Ft. Madison; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren and one brother, Joe Stearns of Centerville.
Funeral services were held today, August 14, at 2 p.m., from the Miller-Wehrle Funeral Home. Rev. Burton Simms, pastor of the Mystic Christian Church, officiated, with burial in the Philadelphia Cemetery.
Gravestone of Willard Woodson Lowe and
Elizabeth Carolyn "Betty" Stearns Lowe
in the Philadelphia Cemetery (Row 21)
Johns Township, Appanoose County, Iowa