Margaret Lowder



Margaret “Peggy” Anne Lowder, 64, of Owensville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, at Kindred Hospital South in St. Louis.

She was born Nov. 6, 1956, to James Claude and Dorothy Lavern (Baker)Jackson in Highland, Ind. It was an election day and would have been Dorothy’s first chance to vote, but Peggy had other plans. From then on she continued carrying out her own plans with the same willful determination and love.

She was united in marriage to Stanley Lowder March 27, 2000, in Las Vegas, Nev.

She attended Our Lady of Grace and graduated from Highland High School in 1974. Peggy worked in several fields doing administrative work before taking a break for the world’s greatest unpaid job of stay at home mom for 15 years. She filled her “spare time” by devoting more time to her family and faith by being a room mom and helping with Ladies Sodality at St. Cecilia’s Church in Demotte, Ind. Once Peggy decided to return to work she found a lasting career in insurance for the past 24 years.

Peggy was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Owensville. She enjoyed baking, traveling and spoiling family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents James and Dorothy; brothers, Claude and wife Linda Jackson and Tom and wife Melanie Jackson; son Stanley E. Lowder; daughter, Kimberly Lowder; and daughter-in-law Angie Crowe.

She is survived by husband Stanley of the home; sons Jim Harvey and fiancé Stephanie Madden of Valparaiso, Ind., Mike Crowe and companion Theresa Hedrick of Jefferson City, David Crowe of Wright City, Butch and wife Renee Lowder of Covington, La., Allen and wife Michelle Lowder of Owensville, Yancy Kamine of Kansas City and Stuart and wife Sandra Lowder of Fredericktown; daughters, Maggie Harvey of Kansas City, Debbie Sue and husband James Whirrell of Washburn, Ill. and Becky and husband William Stephens of Belvidere, Tenn.; brothers Bill and wife Mimi Jackson of Cedar Lake, Ind., and Dave Jackson of Avon, Ind.; sisters Mary and husband Pete Jenkinson of Anderson, S.C., and Millie Jackson of Bloomington, Ind.; 30 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She could never forget her numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends who became family along the way, all of whom held a special place in Peggy’s heart.

Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 30 from 10-11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Owensville. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. with Fr. Wayne Boyer as the officiant. Inurnment will be at West Cemetery in Auburn, Ill. at a later date.

Memorials requested for family’s choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville.