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Obituary - Mariam T. Lowry

Mariam T. Lowry, 93, of Pittsfield, Ill., passed away Monday, January 10 at the Eastside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield. She was born to Edmond and Katherine Wood Thomas on March 4, 1917 in Hunnewell, MO. She was married to Norman "Ed" Lowry on January 11, 1941 in Hannibal, MO and he preceded her in death in 1969.

Mariam, along with her husband Ed, owned and operated a pony farm showing throughout the Midwest. Together, they also owned and operated Lowry Music Company (for which Mariam kept the books and took service calls), the Cardinal Inn Restaurant and the Lowry Motel, which Mariam managed until 1972. She oversaw the completion of two subdivisions there were left incomplete after Ed’s death. She later donated ground to establish Lowry Park in south Pittsfield in her husband’s memory.

She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Daughters Of The American Revolution Pittsfield Chapter, Past President of PTA, and on the committee to establish "Cub Scouts" in Pittsfield. In addition, she was a member of the Hackney and Shetland Societies. She had a great interest in horse shows, loved to travel, bowl and visit her children.

Survivors include four sons: Dr. Joseph (Judy) Lowry, William (Donna) Lowry, Charles (Mary) Lowry, and John Lowry; one daughter, Mrs. Jeanne (Steve) Goodman; two sisters; and 14 grandchildren including Jeff McLean Stables trainer Tom Lowry.

Memories are suggested to the Lowry Park Playground Equipment Fund, the Pittsfield West Cemetery or to the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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