OBITUARY

Verba Lynn Lowther

February 27, 1933November 8, 2018
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Services for Vera Lynn Lowther, 85, will be held 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Copperas Cove. A visitation will be held from 5:00 till 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16 at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove.

Mrs. Lowther passed away after a long illness on November 8, 2018, in Temple, Texas and is now resting in blessed peace. She was born on February 27, 1933, in Copperas Cove, Texas. She attended Copperas Cove Elementary School and Copperas Cove High School, where she was a cheerleader and played on the girls’ basketball team. After high school, Verba attended Texas State in San Marcos. She graduated from Nixon Clay Business College in Austin and then worked for the Texas Department of Agriculture in the state capital of Austin. While working in Austin she met Bobby Jack Lowther and they were married at Concordia Lutheran Church in Austin in 1957.

Verba and Bobby moved back to Copperas Cove in 1961 and bought Schneider’s Grocery and then owned BL Food Mart in downtown Copperas Cove in the 1970’s and 1980’s. In later years Verba worked for Coryell County in the Copperas Cove offices until her retirement.

Verba enjoyed spending time with her large family and her cherished grandchildren. As a lifetime member of her beloved Immanuel Lutheran Church, she served on many committees and with the Ladies’ Aid. She had a passion for all Copperas Cove Bulldawg sports and never missed a game. She also loved the ranch she and Bobby shared in Topsey. Additionally, Verba was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, a women’s sorority and service organization where she helped with many civic activities with treasured Copperas Cove friends.

Verba was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Jack Lowther; her parents, Herbert and Malinda Schneider; sister, Hazel Ruth Post; brothers-in law, Jim Post and Jim White and in-laws, Mary and Robert Lowther.

She is survived by her son, Michael Clay Lowther and wife, Marian of Seminole, Florida; sisters, Joyce Wittenburg and husband, Bill of Austin and Nancy White and husband, Phil of Topsey; grandchildren, Joel Lowther and wife, Caitlyn of Washington, D.C. and Amy Lowther of Jacksonville, Florida; sister-in-law, Betty White of Brenham, Texas; nieces, Tamera Gravenor, Shara Fletcher, Jeanna Canales, Tracey Bettis, and Wendy Stubbs; and nephews, Ed Post, David Post, Chris White and Dick White.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran General Fund or Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Fund at 922 Lutheran Church Road, Copperas Cove, Texas 76522. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.crawfordbowerscopperascove.com for the Lowther family.

  • DONATIONS

  • Immanuel Lutheran General Fund or Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Fund

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 17, 2018
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Biography

      Verba Lynn Lowther was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Verba will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, Verba was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Verba leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Verba Lynn Lowther.

Services for Vera Lynn Lowther, 85, will be held 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Copperas Cove. A visitation will be held from 5:00 till 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16 at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove.

Mrs. Lowther passed away after a long illness on November 8, 2018, in Temple, Texas and is now resting in blessed peace. She was born on February 27, 1933, in Copperas Cove, Texas. She attended Copperas Cove Elementary School and Copperas Cove High School, where she was a cheerleader and played on the girls’ basketball team. After high school, Verba attended Texas State in San Marcos. She graduated from Nixon Clay Business College in Austin and then worked for the Texas Department of Agriculture in the state capital of Austin. While working in Austin she met Bobby Jack Lowther and they were married at Concordia Lutheran Church in Austin in 1957.

Verba and Bobby moved back to Copperas Cove in 1961 and bought Schneider’s Grocery and then owned BL Food Mart in downtown Copperas Cove in the 1970’s and 1980’s. In later years Verba worked for Coryell County in the Copperas Cove offices until her retirement.

Verba enjoyed spending time with her large family and her cherished grandchildren. As a lifetime member of her beloved Immanuel Lutheran Church, she served on many committees and with the Ladies’ Aid. She had a passion for all Copperas Cove Bulldawg sports and never missed a game. She also loved the ranch she and Bobby shared in Topsey. Additionally, Verba was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, a women’s sorority and service organization where she helped with many civic activities with treasured Copperas Cove friends.

Verba was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Jack Lowther; her parents, Herbert and Malinda Schneider; sister, Hazel Ruth Post; brothers-in law, Jim Post and Jim White and in-laws, Mary and Robert Lowther.

She is survived by her son, Michael Clay Lowther and wife, Marian of Seminole, Florida; sisters, Joyce Wittenburg and husband, Bill of Austin and Nancy White and husband, Phil of Topsey; grandchildren, Joel Lowther and wife, Caitlyn of Washington, D.C. and Amy Lowther of Jacksonville, Florida; sister-in-law, Betty White of Brenham, Texas; nieces, Tamera Gravenor, Shara Fletcher, Jeanna Canales, Tracey Bettis, and Wendy Stubbs; and nephews, Ed Post, David Post, Chris White and Dick White.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran General Fund or Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Fund at 922 Lutheran Church Road, Copperas Cove, Texas 76522.