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home : obituaries : obituaries Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Ida Lowe
Ida M. Lowe
Ida M. (Mrs. Raymond) Lowe, 100, of DeWitt died Saturday evening, Jan. 12, 2013, at Crestridge Nursing Center in Maquoketa.

A celebration of life service will be held Friday, Jan. 18, at the Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. Ida's grandson, Joel Knight, will officiate.

Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt. A luncheon will follow at the DeWitt United Methodist Church. Pallbear-ers will be David Knight, Allen Kunde, Dan Davis, Stephen Sagers, Nathain Sagers, Monica Sagers, Troy Koontz and Tracey "Mac" McMorran. Honorary pallbearer will be Travis Knight.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lowe, the former Ida Margaret Strayer was born Nov. 15, 1912, in Milan, Ill., to John and Josie Keller Strayer.

On July 19, 1933, Ida was united in mar-riage to Raymond F. Lowe in Spring Valley, Ill. The couple founded DeWitt Auto Body Shop, which they operated until retirement. Ida was a homemaker much of her life and also served as secretary of the family business. Her husband, Ray, preceded her in death Feb. 11, 2008.

She was a longtime, active member of the DeWitt United Methodist Church. Ida also was a member of Springbrook Country Club and enjoyed golfing, reading and playing cards. She formerly was an active member of the Eastern Star Chapter and the Loyal Order of Moose.

Surviving are a daughter, Joyce Knight of DeWitt; a son, Roger (Sharon) Lowe of Colorado City, Colo.; grandchildren, David Knight of Davenport, Richard (Lindy) Knight of Anaheim, Calif., Joel (Joni) Knight of Howe, Texas, Carol (Allen) Kunde of DeWitt, Carla (Troy Koontz) Sagers of Lost Nation, Cori (Steve) Collie of Park City, Kan., and Mike Lowe of Wichita, Kan.; six great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Preceding Ida in death in addition to her husband were her parents; an infant son, David Bruce; an infant grandson, Edward Knight, an infant great-granddaughter, Ash-ley Miller; an infant great-granddaughter, Marlaina Collie; and siblings, May Fuller, Pauline Miller, Edward Strayer, George Strayer, Bernard Strayer and Arthur Strayer.

Memorials may be made to the DeWitt United Methodist Church or Jackson County Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com.

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