Joann Lowe

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LITTLE HOCKING, Ohio — Joann Lowe, 75, of Little Hocking, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg, W.Va. She was born Oct. 28, 1938, in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Nay and Mildred (Fredrick) Collins.

Joann was a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ and a member of the Little Hocking Church of Christ. Her faith in Christ lives on in her children and grandchildren. She was a cook for Arcadia Nursing Home, Little Hocking Elementary School, Warren High School, St. Joseph Hospital and hundreds of friends and family. She also worked for Nashua Photo.

Joann spent her life serving others. She gave far more to this world than she ever took from it. She loved her family and the Bible. Her memory will be cherished and honored by her family.

She is survived by Shirley Lowe, her loving husband of 55 years; three sons, Steven Lowe, of Belpre, Ohio, Michael Lowe, of Belpre, and Matthew Lowe, of Morgantown, W.Va.; two daughters, Vickie Lowe, of Belpre, and Kim Hambrick of Fleming, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Denver, Jimmy and Kenny Collins; and two sisters, Sharon Brookover and Ruth Kerrigan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Teady Maze and Sue Calaway; and four brothers, Tom, Harold, Charles and Dorsey Collins.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville, Ohio. Burial was in Newbury Cemetery in Little Hocking. Friends called from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Published in The Daily Sentinel from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2014