OBITUARY

Martha Jane Lowrey

June 10, 1939October 15, 2020
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Martha Lowrey, 81, of Bloomington, Illinois passed away on 10/15/2020. Martha was born in Birmingham, AL to George M. Wilson, Jr. and Gertrude Hammonds Wilson. Martha married Milford E. Lowrey in 1957 after graduating from Hueytown High School where she served as drum majorette with the marching band.

In 1966, she and her husband re-located to Illinois living in Pekin, Watseka, Benton, Murphysboro, and Bloomington-Normal over the course of the next 50+ years. With each move, Martha remained active in her Baptist church, Jr. Women’s Club, Newcomers Club, PTO and Sports Boosters, and was an avid bridge player.

In Murphysboro, she worked as a Legal Assistant for Wesley & Erbes Law Firm for 13 years before her retirement. Since retiring she enjoyed flower gardening, reading, and being with her grandchildren whom she adored.

She is survived by her husband, Milford Lowrey of Bloomington, IL. She is also survived by a son, Stuart (Cathy) Lowrey of Louisville, KY and a daughter, Ashley (Steve) Pettit of Bloomington, IL and brother, George M. “Butch” (Susie) Wilson of McCalla, AL. She has two grandchildren, John Lowrey of Brownsville, TX and Rachael Lowrey of Tuscaloosa, AL, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother and father.

There will be no public visitation in Illinois. A public visitation will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 10-11am in the chapel of John Ridout’s Elmwood Chapel located at 800 Dennison Ave. SW. Birmingham, AL. 35211 with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 11:00am for extended family. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens in Bessemer, AL.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 23, 2020

  • A Celebration of Life

    Friday, October 23, 2020

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Cheryl Logue

October 23, 2020

Ashley, Steve and family -- Our hearts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. May you find comfort by all the wonderful memories of your mom. Cheryl and Colin Logue

Carol Snyder

October 22, 2020

Wish we could be there with you today. May you all find peace and comfort in being together to celebrate Martha's life. We appreciate Martha's presence and companionship at Luther Oaks in My Tapestry with my mom. Our prayers are with you! - Carol, Dan, Andrew, Matthew and Jonathan.

Karen Noel

October 22, 2020

Karen Noel

October 22, 2020

Such a fun night with a Martha!

Brad & Nancy Jones

October 22, 2020

We met Martha and Milford in Pekin, IL 50 years ago and have been good friends for all those years. Martha was always the Southern lady in every way - warm, loving, caring, a great cook and always looked like she had just stepped out of a fashion magazine. After Pekin we were never close in distance but through phone calls, letters and visits our friendship never dimmed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Milford, Ashley and Stuart and their families.
We know that Martha is with Jesus and is now in perfect health.

Laura Furlong

October 22, 2020

Martha was so gracious and kind in our times together. She always greeted all with her warm smile!

Jim and Vicki Smith

October 21, 2020

Sending our love and prayers. Loved looking at all the pictures...a life well lived and a wonderful legacy!

Tracy Sokol

October 20, 2020

Sending along my thoughts and prayers to you and the family. Ashley - you look just like your mom!! Take care and we are thinking about you.

Tracy Sokol

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