Cathy R Lowenstein

June 19, 1955December 12, 2013

Cathy Brown Lowenstein, 58 years of age, Leawood, Kansas, passed away on Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by her family, after a valiant five-year fight against breast cancer. Services will be at Congregation Beth Torah, 6100 W. 127th St., Overland Park, KS, 66209 at 2 pm, Sun., Dec. 15, with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family requests contributions to the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th Street, Overland Park, KS 66211 attn: Cathy Lowenstein Memorial Fund. Cathy was born June 19, 1955 to Spencer and Ila Lee (Tootie) Brown. Cathy was a loving daughter, wife, mother and friend to all she met. Relationships were always of importance to her, especially with her family and intimate circle of friends. Cathy was known for her indomitable spirit, her compassion for others, and the value of her friendships. She was committed to the community and gave of herself to several Jewish organizations over the years. She was particularly committed to the Jewish Community Center where she was a volunteer and a preschool teacher for a brief period of time. She was preceded in death by her father Spencer Brown and her brother Steven Brown. She is survived by her loving husband of more than 30 years, Lon, of the home; her son and daughter- in-law, Lane and Jenna Lowenstein, Indianapolis, IN; daughters Paige and Sari Lowenstein, Leawood, KS; her mother Tootie Brown, Overland Park, KS; and her sister Paula Brown (Stan Spector), Rochester, NY. Cathy also leaves her in-laws Bill and Babs Lowenstein and Sharon Shoham and her brothers- and sisters-in-law, Glenn and Nicole Lowenstein of Houston, John and Amy Lowenstein of Chicago and Reed Lowenstein and Melanie Hanan of Brooklyn, NY. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 15, 2013
  • Shiva Service Sunday, December 15, 2013
  • Shiva Service Monday, December 16, 2013
  • Shiva Service Tuesday, December 17, 2013
  • Shiva Service Wednesday, December 18, 2013
  • Shiva Service Thursday, December 19, 2013

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December 18, 2013

I do not even know who I am sending this to other than loved ones of Cathy. I went to Elementary school with Cathy and saw her very rarely since she moved out of the Center school district. However, I knew her as a fun, kind and generous spirit and the few times I ran into her as we grew older, it was like I saw her last week. She was an adorable girl and I am very sorry for your loss and that she was taken at such a young age. Sincerely, Pat Galvin

Lisa and Greg Kurz

December 18, 2013

May Cathy's memory forever be a blessing. Xo

December 18, 2013

To the Lowenstien, Brown and Shoham family,
May G-d comfort you with all the mourners of Zion and Israel. So sad to hear this news. May Cathy's name be for a blessing.

Cheryl Stiebel(Gold)

Marcia and Roger Eaton Family

December 16, 2013

We are deeply saddened by the news of Cathy passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Cathy was a pleasant neighbor and my friend at water aerobics. I will miss her!

December 16, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Lon and his family. Jim Devine ( Lee's Summit, MO)

Max Kosoglad

December 16, 2013

Dear Tootie and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

With Love,
Max & Michelle Kosoglad all of Jimmy and Rae Block's children and grandchildren

December 16, 2013

Lon, I am so sorry to learn of Cathy's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Much love Sheila and Dan Admire

Terri and Brian Jacobs

December 16, 2013

Dearest Brown/Lowenstein family, it is impossible to say how saddened you must be at this time. Cathy's service was an incredible tribute to the woman she has always been. She will always be a blessing..............Terri and Brian Jacobs

December 16, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Allen Glass

Jeff Kershenbaum

December 16, 2013

Cathy will be missed so much. A very special lady, mother, wife and friend to many. My thoughts and prayers are with her and the family at this time.