Debra Sue Lowry, 62 went to be with the Lord on January 7, 2018. She was born May 20, 1955, in El Dorado, Kansas, the daughter of Patricia Ann (Long) Johnson and Harold ‘Smoky’ Long.
Debra married Donald E. Lowry on April 15, 1976; they later divorced.
Debra was a long time resident of Fort Scott, Kansas. She managed several restaurants in her lifetime including the Flamingo Café, the Colonial Restaurant, and the White Grill Restaurant.
In her earlier years Debra enjoyed drawing, cooking, swimming, and family gatherings and playing cards with friends and family as well as playing bingo. In her later years, she enjoyed the simple pleasures of having coffee with friends and spending time with family and living a quiet life.
Debra is survived by her mother and stepfather, Patricia and Kenneth Johnson of Fort Scott; three sisters, Teresa Stewart and husband, John of Moran, Ks., Tamaca Houk and partner, Clay Price of Bronson, Ks., Alisha Raines of Fort Scott, two brothers, Harold Long and wife Susie of Taylor, Mo., and Tommy Tucker of Fort Scott. Four children; Darrick A. Lowry of Nevada, Mo., Donna M. Lowry of Fort Scott, Darren E. Lowry and wife Penny of Nevada, Mo. and Denise Alfaro and husband Walter of San Antonio, Tx. She is also survived by 19 nieces and nephews, 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and many others who love her.
Debra was preceded in death by a brother, ‘Baby’ Long, her father, Harold ‘Smoky’ Long, a sister, Donna Kay Long, her maternal grandparents, Clayton and Leona Day, her paternal grandparents, Winnie and John Long, the love of her life, Donald E. ‘Donnie’ Lowry and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Debra will be missed deeply by all who knew her. Our loss is surely heaven’s gain.
Cremation was handled by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS.