Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Greensburg  News
Decatur County, Indiana
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Susan L. Lower, 54
          Susan L. Lower, 54 of Rushville, Indiana passed away on May 11, 2008 at 5:45 a.m. at her sisterís residence in Shelbyville.  She was born in Shelbyville, Indiana on February 8, 1954, the daughter of  Tom and  Mary (Fishback) Nickolas.  She married  Randy Lower  on April 6, 1974 and he preceded her in death on March 31, 1991.  She had lived in the New Salem area for 30 years and was a fork lift operator.  She worked for Fujitsu Ten in Rushville for 15 years in receiving until her retirement in December 2007.  She was a member of the New Salem United Methodist Church and the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
          She is survived by her parents,  Tom and Mary Nickolas  of Manilla; two sons,  Eric Lower  of New Salem and  Chris (Amber) Lower  of Glenwood; two brothers,  Jim (Carol) Nickolas  and  Jon Nickolas, both of Manilla; two sisters,  Marsha Neeb  of Shelbyville and  Vicki (Gary) Weitzel  of Manilla; four grandchildren,  Brianna,  Blake,  Caitlyn  and  Cheyann;  brothers-in-law,  Greg (Linda) Lower  of Greensburg and  Tim Lower  of Rushville and sisters-in-law,  Teresa Meyer  of Rushville and  Lori (Mark) Hoeing  of New Salem.
          Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14 at the Moster Mortuary in Rushville.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 15 at the funeral home with Pastor Phil Mitchell officiating.  Burial will be in the Layton Cemetery following the services.  Memorials may be made to the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department and/or the Hospice of Shelby County.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, May 16, 2002
Edna D. Lower
Edna D. Lower, 82, of Rushville, former Shelby County resident, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, Indianapolis.
Born July 11, 1919, in Rush County, d/o  Luther  and  Myla (Gordon) Nixon.  Married John Joseph Lower  on Nov. 26, 1942; he survives.
Other survivors:  sons, Steven Joe Lower  of Shelbyville and  Mark Lower  of Whitestown; daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Judy) Schwartz  of St. Charles, Mo.; two brothers, Ralph Nixon  of Connersville and  Howard Nixon  of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Velma) James  of Fort Worth, Texas.
Preceded in death by one sister, Ellen Meyer, and one brother, James Nixon.
Lived in Michigan from 1959 to 1968 and Shelby County from 1968 to 1979, then moved back to Rush County.
Graduated from Raleigh High School in 1937 and later from Indiana Business College.
Secretary and bookkeeper for Rush County Department of Public Welfare; secretary for Park Furniture Co. in Rushville, Indiana District of Kiwanis in Shelbyville and Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.
Member of Little Blue River Church of Christ and former member of Eta chapter of Kappa Kappa Sigma, Business & Professional Women and Fortnightly Literary Club.
Burial East Hill Cemetery in Rushville.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
1 Apr 1991
          Steven "Randy" Lower,  41, R.R. 1, Rushville, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Rush Memorial Hospital.  Born April 29, 1949, in Kendallville, Ind., he was a son of  Dick and Carolyn (Gappinger) Lower.  On April 6, 1974, he was married to  Susan Nickolas.  Mr. Lower had lived in Rush County since 1964 and was a 1967 graduate of New Salem High School.  He was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church, the Eagles Lodge, NCCC, New Salem Lions Club, American Legion in Rushville and was an associate member of K of C.  He had spent 18 months in Vietnam in the U.S. Army Helicopter Division.  Mr. Lower had worked for the Rush County Highway Department.
          Survivors include his parents, of Kenton, Ohio; his wife; two sons,  Eric and  Christopher Lower,  at home; two brothers,  Greg Lower,  Greensburg, and  Tim Lower,  Rushville; two sisters,  Mrs. Dale (Teresa) Meyer  and  Mrs. Mark (Lora) Hoeing,  both of Rushville; and a grandmother,  Marjory Gappinger,  Albion, Ind.  He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
          Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Moster and Cox Mortuary, Rushville.  Rev. Bill Sweigart will officiate.  Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.  Burial will be in Layton Cemetery in Rush County.  Memorial contributions may be made to New Salem United Methodist Church, New Salem Lions Club or American Cancer Society.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

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