McDow Funeral Home, Inc.: Obituaries

McDow Funeral Home, Inc.

Frances Mae Frances Mae "Polly" Lowry
(September 21, 1941 - September 29, 2011)

Frances Mae 'Polly' Lowry, 70, of Waynesboro, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born September 21, 1941 in Rockingham County, a daughter of Roy Francis and Rena Mae Yount Stickley.

She was a member of Wayside Baptist Church. For a number of years she worked at Roy's Florist.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Flossie Baber, and a brother, Vernon Stickley.

Surviving are her husband, Berleus H. Lowry of Waynesboro; 2 sons, Berleus H. Lowry, Jr., and Ernest C. Lowry, both of Waynesboro; one daughter, Rita K. Lowry of Crimora; 3 sisters, Brenda Stickley of Waynesboro, Linda Wells & husband, Arthur, of Afton, and Gracie "Darlene" Wood & husband, Howard, of Salem; 4 grandchildren, Stephannie Handy and husband Josh, Kristy Maupin and boyfriend Matt Fields, Berleus H. "Dink" Lowry III and fiancee Joanna Wade, and Benjamin Jacob Lowry; 3 great grandchildren, Haleigh Nicole Lowry, McKenzi Lowry, and Riley Handy; and several nieces & nephews.

A service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 3, 2011, at Wayside Baptist Church by Pastor Jerry Cline and Pastor Randy Blankenship. Interment will follow in Augusta Memorial Park.

Active pallbearers will be Pete Baber, Matthew Fields, Josh Handy, Leon Harris, Ben Lowry, Berleus H. Lowry III, Jimmy Lowry, and Carl Martin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Betty Baber, Karen Blankenship, Irene Cash, Juanita Cline, Sheila Fitzgerald, Virginia Hall, Mary Martin, and Joe Painter.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday at McDow Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayside Baptist Church Missionaries Fund, 45 Turk Mountain Rd. Waynesboro, VA 22980, or to the Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah, 64 Sports Medicine Dr., Fishersville, VA 22939.

The family extends its thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of Augusta Health, the HOPE Cancer Center, and the Hospice of the Shenandoah.