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Dorothy Lowe, 78 - February 18, 2009


Dorothy Ann (Quinn) Lowe, 78, of West Virginia died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at Canterbury Center, Shepherdstown, WV.
Services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg with the Rev. Randy Dilts officiating. Burial took place at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Lowe was born on July 23, 1930, at Kearney, one of four daughters to the late Jess Hiram Quinn and Harriet Knutzen Quinn.
She was married to Phillip Arnold Lowe for 17 years before the couple amicably divorced. Their friendship continued and he provided a tremendous amount of care and support for her, said family members.
Lowe was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, and when she moved to Shepherdstown, Pastor Bropleh of Asbury United Methodist Church, graciously ministered to her, both in the hospital and the nursing home, according to family members.
Her grandchildren were the light and love of her life and she enjoyed their smiles, drawings and hugs, said family members. She also delighted in her grandnieces and grandnephews, enjoying sharing their lives.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Mary and son-in-law Bill Buddenberg.
?Survivors include: her daughter and son-in-law, Susan (Christopher) Reichel, and children Samantha and Isabella of Shepherdstown; four sisters—Janet (Jerry) Kranau of Gothenburg, and children David, Kathy and Julie; Harriet Johnson (John Rohrbach), children Katherine, Susan and Scott; and children of Mary and Bill Buddenberg—Linda and Jody; numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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