Leon Lowry 1929-2015
Leon E. Lowry, 86, Holton, formerly of Wetmore, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at Medicalodges Jackson County in Holton.
He was born May 11, 1929, at Soldier, the son of Arthur and Gladys Thomas Lowry. He graduated from Soldier High School in 1948.
Mr. Lowry served in the U.S. Army in Japan from 1951 to 1953. He worked for the Wilson Packing House in Kansas City for 20 years. In 1975, he and his wife moved to Wetmore and he worked at Wilde Tool Company in Hiawatha, then BMB Manufacturing in Holton and later for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Topeka. He retired in 1991.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Holton and Holton VFW Post 1367.
He married Shirley M. Pidock on March 17, 1957, at Paola. She died Oct. 8, 2006. He also was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Delbert Lowry and Noel Lowry.
Survivors include two sisters, Betty Wheeler, Holton, and June Anderson, Netawaka; and nieces and nephews.
Cremation is planned. Graveside services with flag presentation will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Wetmore Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Medicalodges Jackson County Activity Fund, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436.