|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1919|
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 2007|
Funeral services for Irene Barr Lowrey, 87, of Choudrant will be 10:00 AM Friday, July 20, 2007 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating Services will be lifelong family friend Bill Sanderson. She will be laid to rest in Choudrant Memorial Cemetery in Choudrant under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
Irene was born on October 5, 1919 to Jesse and Cora Ramsey in the Ebenezer Community near Chatham. On October 15, 1938 she united in marriage with Iley Lyons Barr. Irene was a faithful member of Choudrant United Methodist Church for over 50 Years. She was a member of Magi Chapter #85 order of The Eastern Star where she served as Worthy Matron. Irene was the first Manager for Sears Roebuck & Co. in Ruston. Irene is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Iley L. Barr; her parents Jesse & Cora Ramsey; brothers: Ernest Ramsey & Orron Ramsey, Claude Ramsey & Alvin Ramsey; sister: Marie McElroy.
Mrs. Lowrey is survived by her husband, John "Papa John" Lowrey; daughters & their husbands: Jeanette & Ernest Conn of Chatham, Barbara & W.H. George of Choudrant; son & his wife: Gary & Lori Barr; grandchildren: Charlene & T.O. Crocker of Calhoun, Tim & Melanie Conn of Boonville, MO, Ann & Ricky Houck of Choudrant, Denise & Jeff Moore of Choudrant, Mark Conn & Fiancee' Lynn Dozier of Chatham, Bobby & Staci Ambrose of Choudrant, Garrison, Claire, Ethan & Jackson Barr of Choudrant; great grandchildren: Ginny & Jade Gabb of West Monroe, Amy and Heath Crocker of Calhoun, Stephanie & Chase Conn of Boonville, MO, Rachel & James Paul Conn of Chatham, Troy Ambrose of Choudrant, and Casey & Lauren Dozier of Calhoun. Irene was blessed on March 14, 2007 with her first great-great-grandchild Milleigh Elizabeth Gabb; sisters: Mildred Taylor of West Monroe, Bessie Mae Ramsey of Jena; brothers: Jesse Ramsey of Olla, Clyde Ramsey of Grayson, & Clifton Ramsey of Chatham
Irene & her family were blessed with 5 special angels who cared for her: Nadine Rogers, Pearl Washington, Joyce Ibanez, Yvonne Austin & Dewanna Emmons. Special thanks to Doyle & Brenda Brown for being wonderful neighbors & friends to our family.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Ambrose, Tim Conn, Mark Conn, James Paul Conn, Heath Crocker, Chase Conn, & Troy Ambrose. Visitation will be Thursday, July 18, 2007 from 5PM until 8PM at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston.
Beloved Wife, Mother, Sister and Aunt.
We love you and miss you, Aunt Irene.
Jesse Franklin Ramsey (1894 - 1985)
Cora Allen White Ramsey (1902 - 1994)
Iley Lyons Barr (1911 - 1996)*
Mary Irene Ramsey Lowrey (1919 - 2007)
Nathaniel Orron Ramsey (1926 - 1981)*
Clifton Ramsey (1932 - 2014)*
Clyde Ramsey (1932 - 2008)*
Claude Wayne Ramsey (1935 - 1971)*
Ernest Everett Ramsey (1938 - 1997)*
Choudrant Memorial Cemetery
Created by: MWLowe
Record added: Jul 19, 2007
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