Taylorville Obits

Wanda Lowis

Wanda Lowis, 100, of Palmer, IL, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 7:16 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center.  She was born September 23, 1923, in Byrdstown, TN, the daughter of Wesley and Bertha Jane (Rigney) Dowdy.  She married Howard Lowis on January 18, 1941.

Surviving are her children, Doris (Fiancée Mal Hildebrand) Melvin of Tovey, IL; Dale (Mary) Lowis of Palmer, IL, Jim (Dawn) Cummings of Interlochen, MI, Danny (Sande) Lowis of Waverly Hill, GA; Leslie (Dana) Overcash of Esmond, N.D., Vernon (Maureen Dowdy) Lowis of Taylorville, IL, Bill (Mary) Lowis of Morrisonville, IL, Richard Lowis of Palmer, IL, Gary (Tammy) Lowis of Taylorville, IL, and Steve Lowis of Palmer, IL; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; her siblings, Opal Lowis of Springfield, IL, Nellie Fleming of Rochester, IL,  and Deanna Palaschak of Springfield, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; her parents, two sons, Don and David Lowis, her siblings, Ray Dowdy, Roy Dowdy, Belvie Hogge, Elizabeth Cravens, and Sylvia Mahan.

Wanda enjoyed going out to the lake on boat rides and deer watching.  She also enjoyed tending to her garden.

The family will receive family and friends at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL, from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2024.  The funeral service will immediately follow with Pastor Chad Foster officiating. Burial will follow services at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL.      

Donations in memory of Wanda may be made to the Palmer Community Center.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign our online guestbook at suttonmemorialhome.com.