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Ruth Lowry, 87, formerly of Moundville, more recently of Arma, Kan., died Thursday, June 24, 2004, in Arma. She was born March 11, 1917, on the family farm in Vernon County, the daughter of Preston Tapp and Kate Eckle Tapp. She married Louis Lowry on Jan. 26, 1936. He preceded her in death in May 1971. Ruth and Louis were farmers living in the Richards and Moundville area most of their lives. For the past three years, she had made her home next door to her daughter in Arma.
Survivors include two sons, Louis Lowry, Barto, Penn., and Don Lowry, Seale, Ala.; and a daughter, Nancy Normand, Arma. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia Reinhardt, Mildred Haverstic and Cornelia Rutledge.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 28, at the White Cemetery near Richards. The family will receive friends at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until leaving for the cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Anna M. Crawford
Anna M. Crawford, 78, Nevada, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at her home following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 13, 1925, in Nevada, to John Hogan and Maude Carson Hogan. She married Billy Bob Crawford on Nov. 12, 1944, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 2000.
Anna grew up and attended school in Nevada. She was a lifelong resident of Nevada. She worked for atime at the telephone office. Following her marriage she became a homemaker spending her time caring for her family. She was an active member in the First Baptist Church and was also a babysitter at the church.
Survivors include five sons, Bill Carson Crawford, Nevada, Bobby Crawford, Albuquerque, N.M., Forrest Crawford, Neosho, Todd Crawford, Nevada, Tracy Crawford, Webb City; three daughters, Joanna Perkins, Sedda Crawford, and Cathy Hyder, all of Nevada; 15 grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanie Hailey, Joplin, and Lea Ainsworth, Woodland, Calif. In addition to her husband, Billy Bob, she was preceded in death by four brothers, and three sisters.
Graveside services will be Monday, June 28, at 10 a.m. at Moore Cemetery in Nevada with Dr. William Cox officiating. Friends may call now until 9:30 a.m. on Monday and the family will receive friends 4-5 p.m. Sunday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Memorials may be given to the Nevada Regional Medical Center Foundation Tree of Life.