Dorothy A. Lowry

May 16, 1915 - Feb. 9, 2007

Dorothy A. Lowry, 91, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at home in the care of her loving family. She was born May 16, 1915, near Pitchin, Ohio, on the Knott family farm to Leo and Martha (nee Knott) Anderson. On Dec. 27, 1944, she married Andrew M. Lowry, and spent the past 62 years in a deeply loving, supportive and committed marriage. Dorothy was a remarkably dedicated individual in sharing her faith, talents and abilities with others in a very special way.

Her family and service to God were the most important parts of her life. She was the proud mother of Tom, John and Janice, to whom she provided steadfast love and support throughout her life. She has been honored for her work in organizing Presbyterian Women's groups and keeping them alive and formally recognized as a church leader by the Presbyterian Women in the Milwaukee Presbytery. She was also a teacher and entrepreneur.

A great connector of people, she was instrumental in the formation of an exchange between the Presbyterian Church in India and the United States. An annual exchange of students and church leaders has occurred between the United States and India for the past 12 years as a direct result of her foresight and desire to connect individuals. This month a delegation of 40 U.S. representatives went to India to participate in the education and church exchanges.

She is survived by her husband, Andrew; son, Tom (wife Janet); daughter, Janice (husband Tom); granddaughter Kate (Jef) Fox; and grandson, Peter (Sarah) Lowry.

She was preceded in death by a son, John.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Brookfield Presbyterian Church,1485 Brookfield Road, 786-8777. There will be time for visiting following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Heifer International, In Memory of: Dorothy Lowry, P.O. Box 1692, Merrifield, VA 22116-1692, or online at

Our mother was a strong, independent woman who died in peace with grace and dignity. We would like to express our thanks to everyone for their thoughts, prayers, visits, cards, food and phone calls.