Jean Lowe, 1933 – 2019

Services will were held July 5 at St Joseph Catholic Church for Jean Marie Lowe, 85, of Jefferson.

Father John Gerald was celebrant at a memorial mass. Peg Raney was soloist with Lois Last as organist. Honorary bearers were Emily Booth and Nora Kroeger.

Casket bearers were Jack Tibbs, Bryan Booth, Heather Booth, Ely Booth, Jill Kroeger, Jason Kroeger and Darin Ross. Interment was at the Greenbrier Township Cemetery.

Jean Marie Lowe was born December 29, 1933, to Earl Vanderheiden and Emma (Osterholt) Vanderheiden in Carroll County. She was raised in Mount Carmel and attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.

Jean lived in Iowa, Minnesota and Oklahoma during her lifetime. She worked hard her entire life and retired from Electrolux in 1998 after working there for 30 years.

Jean was known for always helping and giving to others. She enjoyed making and donating baby caps to the hospital for newborns. When Jean saw the need at nursing homes, she crocheted lap blankets for all the residents. If you were blessed to be her friend or in her family, she made sure you had plenty of blankets and beautiful doilies. Jean was a member of the St. Joseph’s Guild and donated an afghan every year for the Cookie Parade.

Jean had a strong love for her family. She was always happiest when spending time with her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Jean will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Survivors include her daughters Kathy Booth of Bagley and Lori Tibbs (Jack) of Robins; grandchildren Bryan (Heather) Booth of Bagley and Jill (Jason) Kroeger of Jefferson; great-grandchildren Ely and Emily Booth and Nora Kroeger; brother Earl Vanderheiden of Minnesota; brothers-in-law Arnie Beckman of Nebraska and Bud Gregory of Oregon; and many more family and friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; step-father Vincent Broich; brother LeRoy Vanderheiden; sisters Judy (Ted) Loneman, Betty Beckman and Shirley Gregory; son-in-law Darrell Booth; sister-in-law Renee Vanderheiden; and nephew Pat Loneman.

The family was assisted by Brown Funeral Home of Jefferson.

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