Obituary of Rolene Lowry

Rolene Lowry, age 70, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg, KS.

She was born on December 30, 1949, in Moran, KS, the daughter of Ralph and Phyllis Jackson Miller. She grew up in Selma, KS, attending country school there. She graduated from Blue Mound high school. Rolene then obtained her cosmetology degree from Pittsburg State. She worked for a beauty shop in Erie, KS, before working at Western Insurance Company in Ft. Scott

There she would meet her eventual husband. She married Leon Lowry on July 8, 1973, in Selma, KS.   

She later would begin work for USD235 in Uniontown and continued for 31 years.

Rolene enjoyed reading Christian novels and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Mt. Orum Baptist Church for 13 years before transferring to the Xenia Baptist Church for the past 20 years.

Survivors include her husband Leon of the home; son Chad Lowry of the home; daughter Candace Jobe and husband Joel, Ft. Scott; step son Kurk Lowry; step daughter Angie Eck and husband Dave; her mother, Phyllis Miller, Iola, KS; 2 sisters, Pat Lasley and husband Denny, Moran, KS, and Linda Swisher, Winfield, KS; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved grand dog Rudy.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Rev. Randy Smith will conduct funeral services at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 7th at the West Bourbon Elementary School Gym.

Burial will follow in the Uniontown Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Xenia Baptist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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