Margaret Joyce Lowman

February 26, 1930June 13, 2021

PEKIN ~ Margaret Olmstead Lowman, 91, of Pekin, passed away at 1:41 p.m. Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Pekin Manor.

Born February 26, 1930 at the family homestead in rural Genoa to Amos Bryan and Alice Cora (Kurth) Olmstead, she married Kenneth “Kenny” Lowman on April 19, 1952 in Santa Maria, California. He died on August 29, 1980. She also was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Floyd Olmstead.

Surviving are three children, Randall (Paula) Lowman of Lexington, Kentucky, Nancy Snyder of Ridgefield, Washington and Paul (Denise) Lowman of Pekin; five grandchildren, Elizabeth (James) Allen, Victoria Lowman, both of Pekin, Nathaniel (Amy) Lowman of New Lenox, Nicholas Lowman, Stuttgart, Germany and Kaitlyn Rogers of Ridgefield, Washington and three great-grandchildren, Rosalie Allen, Mallory Lowman and Zach Lowman.

Margaret worked for The American Distilling Company in Pekin as the personal secretary to Mr. Rosenberg, the company president for 10 years. She later worked at Pekin Community High School as the assistant to the building and grounds department, working under Mr. Cadigan and Ziebold for 25 years, retiring in 1998. She also had worked at the Pekin Public Library in the Children’s Department.

Margaret was extremely devoted to her grandchildren and like tending to her roses.

She was a longstanding member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin. She also had been a member of Pekin Women of the Moose Chapter 673 and was known as one of the Distillery girls.

Her private family services and visitation will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor James C. McClarey will officiate. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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Martha Lowery

June 16, 2021

Precious Lord and Savior, you have summoned your angels to gather “Dearest Margaret” into your heavenly home. For this, I am grateful, both for her life and your Great Wisdom.

I love that you have promised rest for the weary, joy for the soul, reunions unrevealed that are waiting for us.

To Margaret’s family, my deepest sympathies. Cherish these thoughts:

Yesterday is a memory, remember it!
Tomorrow is a hope, treasure it!
Today is a life, live it!

Connie Ercegovich

June 16, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Margaret and I had wonderful times together. Now she is at peace. 🙏

Sheri Poe-Pape

June 15, 2021

So sorry for your loss.

Bonnie Pollock

June 15, 2021

Margaret was a sweet lady. She and dad(Bob) had some good times snd trips together my condolences to all her family as I know you will all miss her greatly

Angie Benassi

June 15, 2021

To all of Margaret's family:
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a special lady. Truly one of a kind.
I was fortunate to work with her at PCHS for several years and was hired to try and fill her shoes when she retired. (Which no one could!) She took me under her wing and taught me what it took to do her job. (Which no one could do like she did) We kept in touch over the years and I got to hear all about her family. She loved and was proud of each and every one of you.
May you find comfort and joy in remembering all of the good times you were fortunate enough to have with her.
Treasure her thoughts! Cherish her memories!

Betty Collier

June 14, 2021

To Randy, Nancy, Paul and your families. I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I have many good memories of her and your dad. You can rest now knowing the difficult times are over for her. She was a good neighbor and friend. Rest well Margaret.

Carolyn Godby

June 14, 2021

Margaret was a dear soul. While working at Pekin High School, Margaret supervised some students in the Office Occupations program. She loved doing that. Also she had a way of bringing out the best in the students.

Carol Oltman

June 14, 2021

Randy, Nancy and Paul,
You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. I have many good memories of Aunt Margaret when I was growing up. She gave me a lot of support and kind words when my mom was sick and passed away and I will always be grateful for having her in my life. I am so sorry, but she is now at peace, and she will always live on in our memories.