The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, September 11, 2003
Gwendolyn L. “Gwen” Lowe, 82, of Morristown, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, Greenfield.
Born July 27, 1921, in Shelby County, d/o  Hascal and Myrtle T. (Wicker) Clegg.  Married  Warren E. Lowe  on July 9, 1938, and he survives.
Other survivors include one son, Grant (wife, Becky) Lowe of Greenfield; one daughter, Janice (husband, Elvin) Pitcher of Shelbyville; and six grandchildren,  Trent Pitcher  of Rennessler,  Kent Pitcher  of Guatemala,  Amy Moore  and  Eric Lowe, both of Greenfield,  Melanie Hodgins  of Davie, Fla., and  Carrie Iwanicki  of Shelbyville; and six great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by two brothers,  Eddie Clegg  and  Robert Clegg, and one great-grandchild.
Homemaker and employed as an organist at Bluebird restaurant; L.S. Ayres Co. from 1962 to 1965.
Member of Morristown United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star, both in Morristown.
Frazier Funeral Home, 124 E. North St., in Morristown.
Rev. Ken Wooden officiating.
Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hemophilia of Indiana Inc., 4905 E. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46220.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, February 4, 1946
Page 8 column 2
Former County Resident Dies at Home
          Mrs. Maude Lowe, age sixty-four, wife of R. Major Lowe and former resident of Shelby county, died at her home in Burlington, Indiana at 1:20 a.m. Saturday.  She had been ill for the past year with a complication of diseases.  The daughter of James and Lydia Rothrock Shrigley, she was born in Corydon on February 1, 1884.  In 1907 she was married to Mr. Lowe, of Shelby county and they moved to Burlington 13 years ago.  Surviving with the husband are three children,  Miss Eleanor Lowe, at home;  Herbert L. Lowe, of Indianapolis, and  Ralph W. Lowe, of Camden.  Other survivors are two grandchildren and five sisters and two brothers.  The sisters and brothers are Mrs. Marcie Irwin, of California;  Mrs. Clarence Schaeffer, of Iowa;  Mrs. Della Jameson, of Ft. Wayne;   Mrs. Mae McGrady,  Mrs. Ruth Curts and  Alva Shrigley, of Veedersburg.  Mrs. Lowe was a member of  the Fairland Methodist Church and the Burlington Order of Eastern Star.  Funeral services will be held today at 10:00 a.m. in the Burlington Methodist Church and last rites will be held at the Fairland Methodist Church at 2:45 p.m. with Rev. James Cox officiating.  Burial will be made in the Fairland cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Submitted by Barb Huff

A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
Friday, December 28, 1928
Walter Logan Lowe, Age Eighteen Years,
Succumbs at Major Hospital..
          Walter Logan Lowe, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Major Lowe, of Fairland, died this morning at seven o'clock at the Major Memorial Hospital.  Death was due to pneumonia from which he had suffered for the past week.  He became ill three weeks ago with influenza and was brought to the local hospital one week ago today.
          The deceased was 18 years of age and was born near Fairland.  He had spent his entire life in the Fairland vicinity.  He was a senior in the Fairland high school, a member of the Fairland M. E. church and the William Hacker chapter of Demolay, of this city.
          Surviving are the parents, two brothers,  Herbert  and  Ralph, one sister,  Eleanor, all at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Lowe, of Noble township, and  James W. Shrigley, of Corydon, Ind.
          Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Fairland M. E. church, with the Rev. W. A. Riley officiating.  Interment will be in the Fairland cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, August 7, 1919
Prominent Woman  Died  at  the  Home  of  Her
Son  Near  Needham,  Thursday  Evening.
         Mrs. Charity Anne Lowe,  widow of the late  Henry Lowe,  died at 7 o'clock Thursday night at the home of her son,  J. P. Lowe,  near Needham, of a complication of diseases.  She was aged 79 years, 9 months and 2 days at the time of death.
          Mrs. Lowe is survived by four sons, who are:  William J. Lowe, county commissioner, of Washington township;  W. S. Lowe, Noble township;  H. V. Lowe,  of Lebanon, and the son at whose home she died, and one daughter,  Mrs. Anna Hinkle,  of Noble township.  Besides these she also leaves one sister,  Mrs. Emaline Mozingo, of Kansas; 18 grand-children, and 14 great-grandchildren.
          Mr. and Mrs. Lower were married in 1856 in Decatur county, Indiana, moving to this county shortly after their marriage.  Mr. Lower preceded his wife in death in 1912.  After the death of her husband, Mrs. Lowe removed her home to the home of her son, near Needham.
          Funeral services will be held at the late home at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, the Rev. J. C. Chandler, of Mt. Pleasant Christian church officiating.  After the services at the home the body will be removed to the Ogden cemetery for burial and the casket will be opened at the cemetery.  Ewing & Oldham, of this city, are in charge of the funeral.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday June 10, 1912
Page 2, column 4
          Jonathan H. Lowe, one of the most prominent and highly respected residents of Johnson county, died at his home in Needham at 7 o'clock Sunday morning, following an illness of more than nine months.  Death was due to senility and resulting complications and was not unexpected by the relatives and friends of the aged man.  Mr. Lowe was born on a farm near Greensburg, May 29, 1830, his exact age thus being eighty-two years and ten days.  He spent his early life in Decatur and Shelby counties, from where he moved to his late home in 1882.  Mr. Lowe was widely known in all three counties in which he resided.  He made and retained friends by the score and the news of his death will be sorrowfully received by them.  He was a most kind father and neighbor and was a man of influence in this community.  In addition to the widow [Charity] he is survived by four sons and two daughters who are:  W. J. Lowe,  W. S. Lowe,  H. V. Lowe,  Joseph Lowe,  Miss Pearl Lowe  and  Mrs. Samuel [Charity] Hinkle.  The remains will be taken to the home of the son, W. S. Lowe, in Noble township, south of Waldron, Monday and the funeral services will be held at the Valley Methodist Episcopal church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. F. M. Guthrie officiating.  Interment will be made in the Ogden cemetery under the direction of D. B. Wilson & Son.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Thomas R. Lowe

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, May 2, 1900
Page 4, column 2
          Lawrence Lowe, died at his home No. 33 East South street, at 11 O'clock p.m. Wednesday, April 25, of pneumonia.  Mr. Lowe was born in Kentucky, December 1, 1822, he came to Indiana when a child, settling with his parents in Johnson county, where he spent the most of his life.  At the age of 23 years he joined Company C., Third Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, under Captain David Allen, and served through the Mexican war.  He was in the battle of Buena Vista and several other small battles.  In 1861 he entered the service of the Union Army in Company F., Seventh Indiana Regiment, and served nine months.  He was discharged for disability.  In 1862 he re-enlisted and remained in active service for two years.  He was transfered to the invalid corps, and was discharged at Indianapolis in 1865.  He was married to Levina Thompson, August 19, 1847, to this union six children were born.  The mother of these children died April 19, 1865.  In 1895 he was married to Elvira Smith, who, with seven children survive him.  He was a member of the Presbyterian church and of Dumont Post, No. 18, of this city, under whose auspices the interment was made in Forest Hill cemetery.  The funeral services was held at his late home at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, Rev. Tressler officiating.  Funeral in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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