Joan Lowrie

Joan Lowrie, 96, of Arkansas City, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the Wellington Health and Rehab in Wellington.

Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at Parker Cemetery. Pastor Dennis Voth will officiate. Friends can greet the family from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home and Crematory.

A memorial has been established as the Joan Lowrie Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at

Joan was born Sept. 2, 1922, to Ralph George and Mable (Hornbeck) Hunt, in Chanute. She was reared and educated in Chanute.

She married James R. Lowrie on May 3, 1942, in Arkansas City, where the couple made their home. Joan worked for Cessna, then for General Electric doing upholstery for many years until her retirement.

Joan enjoyed going dancing with her husband in her early years. She was also an avid Cubs fan and loved to watch baseball.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James; son, Jimmy Joe; brothers, Burl, Harold and Billy Hunt; and sisters, Midge Beebe, Maxine McKinzie, Margie Mattingly, Donna Wells and Wanda Branch.

Survivors include her daughter, Janese Thompson and husband, Chico, grandchildren, Kelly Borror and wife, Sharon, all of Arkansas City; Justin Lowrie, of Tulsa, Okla.; Kiley Miller and husband, Kent, of Arkansas City; great-grandchildren, Gehrig Borror, Drake Borror, Anthony Brannon, Korbin Thompson, Mikeal Segree, and Miley Thompson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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