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Mildred Olive Lowry Luke
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Birth: May 8, 1920
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 2010
Missouri, USA

Mildred Olive Lowry Luke
(May 08, 1920 - October 16, 2010)

Mildred Olive Luke, age 90, of Joplin, passed away on Saturday October 16, 2010, at her home, following an illness.

Mildred was born on May 8, 1920 in Joplin the daughter of the late Lewis and Dorothy (Thrasher) Lowry.

She has been a lifetime area resident.

She worked as a cook for the Joplin R-8 School District for many years.

She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Webb City, Mo.

She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and crafts of all kinds.

She married Forrest E. Luke on June 25, 1937 in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death in 1997.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Forrest Luke, Jr. in 2010; one daughter, Millie Hansen, in 2006; one brother; and four sisters.

Mildred is survived by one son, William "Bill" Luke and wife Sharon, Neosho, Mo.; two daughters, Dorothy VanVolkinburg and husband Lonnie, Joplin, and Barbara Twenter, Joplin; son-in-law, Larry Hansen, Joplin; daughter-in-law, Pauline Luke, Hawaii; three brothers, Glen Lowry, Joplin, Raymond Lowry and wife Dorothy, Carl Jct., Mo., and Gerald Couch, Waco, Mo.; brother-in-law Jack Thornton, Carl Jct., Mo.; sister-in-law, Ceclia Luke, Webb City, Mo.; seventeen grandchildren; and many great and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Chapel.

Burial will be in Saginaw Cemetery.

Those serving as Pallbearers are; Lonnie VanVolkinburg, Jr., David Luke, Bill VanVolkinburg, Mike Cambell, Ted Conn, Daniel VanVolkinburg; Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandsons and granddaughter, Cheryl VanVolkinburg.

The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Site has her photo.


City County
Joplin (map) Jasper County
Joplin Newton County



Name Birth Death Age Last Address of Record Last Benefit Issued By

LUKE, FORREST E 09 Sep 1915 - 21 Nov 1997 (V) 82 64870 (Webb City, Jasper, MO) (none specified) Missouri

LUKE, FORREST E 15 Apr 1939 - 23 Jul 2010 (V) 71 96789 (Mililani, Honolulu, HI) (none specified) Missouri

HANSEN, MILDRED S 18 Jun 1947 - 19 Jan 2006 (P) 58 (72) (none specified) Missouri


Family links: 
  Forrest Edwin Luke (1915 - 1997)
  Forrest Edwin Luke (1939 - 2010)*
  Mildred Sue Luke Hansen (1947 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship
Saginaw Cemetery
Newton County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Orlena
Record added: Oct 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60312478
Mildred Olive <i>Lowry</i> Luke
Added by: JK Wright
Mildred Olive <i>Lowry</i> Luke
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- Orlena
 Added: Oct. 19, 2010

- Orlena
 Added: Oct. 19, 2010

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