OBITUARY

Shirley Lowrey

June 17, 1932March 15, 2019
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Shirley Ann Lowrey, 86, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at First United Methodist Church of Iowa Park with Pastor Jeff Pehl officiating. Graveside services will be held privately at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home in Iowa Park, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Monday, March 18, 2019 at the funeral home. Shirley was born June 17, 1932 in Nowata, Oklahoma to Eugene and Mildred (Hagan) Lowrey. In 1943 the Lowrey family moved to Iowa Park. She graduated as the class salutatorian from Iowa Park High School in 1950 and attended Midwestern State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Education and Business Administration, and also her Master’s Degree in Education. Shirley was an auditor for the State of Texas and spent almost 20 years, teaching students in Electra and Valley View. She then later enjoyed teaching in the American Business College, Vernon Regional Junior College, and the Avalon Business School. She retired at 70 years of age after a long career of teaching. In retirement, Shirley enjoyed her activities with the First United Methodist Church, where she was a member and enjoyed being a Sunday school teacher. Her other activities included membership with the 23 Study Club and the United Methodist Women. She was fond of scrapbooking and known for her handmade greeting cards. Shirley spent the last year at the Elmcroft of Lake Wellington where she enjoyed the social activities. Shirley loved Iowa Park and her family dearly. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ron and James Don Lowrey; and two sisters, Barbara Jean and Betty Jean Lowrey. Surviving relatives include her sister, Carolyn Trantham of Rock Hill, South Carolina; her nephew, Mark Lowrey and his wife Kathy, of Craig, Colorado; niece, Dana Huckabee and her husband, Tracy, of Sanger, Texas; Wendy Fitts and her husband Barry, of Bowie, Texas; Aimee Kline and her husband, Vernon, of Rock Hill, South Carolina; several great nieces and nephews, and her two great nephews. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 201 E. Bank St. Iowa Park, Texas 76367 and to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd. Wichita Falls, Texas 76310.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Funeral Serivce Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Shirley Lowrey

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Emmett Thomason

March 18, 2019

Miss Lowrey was one of our Senior Class Sponsors ( Electra High School Class of 1968) and taught Shorthand, Typing, and Bookkeeping. I had her for Bookkeeping. She directed our Senior Play and chose me for the Leading Male part. She was a very sweet person and a wonderful teacher. My condolences to her family and loved ones.

Hogye Hogle

March 17, 2019

One of my High School teachers ( Class of 1968). Great teacher and even greater lady. My deepest sympathy to her family members.

Hogye Hogle

Norma Dutton

March 16, 2019

Shirley was one of Larry Dutton's teachers in Electra, TX. I never had her as a teacher, but after I met her, I really liked her. She was such a sweet person.

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