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 Allen D. Lowry

Allen D. Lowry

Death 2 Feb 2010 (aged 56)
Burial Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 100336315 · View Source
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FEB. 16, 1953 — FEB. 2, 2010

OSKALOOSA — Allen Dale Lowry, 56, of Oskaloosa, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at the Mahaska Hospital in Oskaloosa.

He was born Feb. 16, 1953, in Oskaloosa. Though starting life as an orphan, at the age of 12 his childhood prayers were answered when Carl and Wilda Collister took him into their home as their own. They gave him the blessing of family, and later in life Allen was further blessed with a wife and daughter, and in his final days he was surrounded by a loving family. He graduated from the Oskaloosa High School with the class of 1971. Due to his Cerebral Palsy, he worked for several sheltered workshops; starting out in Iowa City at Systems Unlimited and later at C.O.C. in Oskaloosa. In 1991, he was united in marriage to Betty Coyle in Iowa City. Carl enjoyed the out of doors, tending to his saltwater fish tanks, funny movies, and just being out and about. Early in life, he attended the Wesleyan Church with his parents Carl and Wilda.

His family includes his wife, Betty Lowry, of Oskaloosa; his daughter: Samantha Lowry, of Oskaloosa; his mother: Wilda Collister, of Rose Hill; two brothers: Mark (and Pam) Collister, of Lacey, and Dakota Durst, of Rose Hill; six sisters: Nancy (and Dean) Swim, of Eddyville, Louise (and Rockney) Englehoven, Janet Teggats, Christine Briggs, Audrey (and Vernon) Prothero, and Cheryl Duncan, all of Oskaloosa; an uncle and aunt: Chuck and Pat Lowry, of Oskaloosa; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father: Carl Collister.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10:30 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with Pastor Del Bittner officiating. As was his wish, his body has been cremated. Burial of the cremated remains will be in the White Oak Cemetery at a later date. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be made to the Allen Lowry Memorial Fund.

From the February 3, 2010 Oskaloosa Herald

Gravesite Details Next to stone of Carl and Wilda Collister.




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