Wednesday, November 2, 2016
William Woodson Lowe, 1872-1957
Willard W. Lowe died suddenly Saturday evening, July 27 at the University Hospital in Iowa City at the age of 84 years, eight months and ten days.
Mr. Lowe had undergone surgery July 17, and was improving nicely. He had planned to return to his home at Brazil Monday, but suffered a sudden cerebral hemorrhage Saturday evening, with death resulting.
Mr. Lowe was well known, and liked in the community, and relatives and friends were shocked at his passing.
He was born Nov. 17, 1872. He and Mrs. Lowe celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary July 2. They had started housekeeping in the same home in which they lived at the time of his death. He was active as a miner in his earlier years, and for 30 years before his retirement, operated his own mine.
Mr. Lowe was married to Elizabeth Stearns July 2, 1893. She survives, along with five sons, Jesse Lowe of Brazil, Roy Lowe of Centerville, Ray Lowe, Pontiac, Mich.; Wilford Lowe of Ft. Madison; two daughters, Mrs. Golden Moore of Carlisle, Iowa, and Mrs. Janet Palmer, Mt. Carmel, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Myers, Webster, Wis.; and Mrs. Neela Law, Wheaton, Ill.; three brothers, Charles Lowe, Centerville; Ed Lowe, Cincinnati; and a twin brother, Millard Lowe of Waterloo; and nieces and nephews. Four children preceded him in death, dying in infancy.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Brazil. The body will be at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Mystic.
Gravestone of Willard Woodson
and Margaret Elizabeth (Stearns) Lowe
in Philadelphia Cemetery (Row 21),
Johns Township, Appanoose County, Iowa