B. Frank Lowery was born at Gridley, Illinois, February 7, 1874, and departed this life September 27, 1955, at Searcy, Arkansas, at the age of eighty-one years seven months and 21 days. He was the son of Walter W. Lowery and Mary Young Lowery.
Mr. Lowery attended the public schools and later studied at home. He was a teacher in Illinois, and in 1896 commenced preaching, continuing his studies in English and Greek.
He came to Davenport in 1895 and was active there in educational and religious activities until he moved from there in 1935.
He was the author of numerous articles published in religious and educational publications, and from 1909 until 1935 he was the editor of the People's Journal.
From 1927 to 1929 he was business manager of Harding College which he helped organize in 1924.
He was a member of the Church of Christ and preached at Davenport many years. He engaged in evangelistic work in Southeast Nebraska and nearby states helping to establish the church in many places.
He was active in civic affairs in Davenport having served on both the town council and the school board.
On July 10, 1898 he was married to Clara I. Padgett at Davenport. To this union six children were born. Ruth, Mrs. R. L. Sanner of Davenport; Rose Marie; Ruby, Mrs. E. R. Stapleton of Searcy, Arkansas; Lillian, Mrs. D. H. Sanner of Davenport; Franklin of Levasy, MO.; and Florence, Mrs. J.E. Bartley Jr. of Rogers, Arkansas.
His wife and two oldest daughters preceded him in death.
After the death of his wife he moved from Missouri to a farm near Higginson, Arkansas where he lived until he moved to Searcy to live with his daughter, Mrs. E. R. Stapleton at whose home he passed away.
He is survived by four children, thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and many other friends and relatives.
Funeral services were held at the Davenport Church of Christ at 10 o'clock Friday morning, with C.W, Mersch officiating.
Interment was in the Davenport Cemetery.
Clara Isabelle Padgett Lowery
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