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Edward Dale Lowe, age 88, of rural Harwood, Missouri, passed away at Community Springs Healthcare on April 17, 2014. Dale was born March 10, 1926, at Dedrick, Missouri, the son of Roy Edward and Nellie (Short) Lowe.
Dale served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946 in the 2nd Division 38th Infantry and was stationed in Germany. He and his brother Roy Eugene Lowe left home at the same time to go serve their country.
After returning to the states Dale met his soul mate, Pauline Vickers, and they married August 9, 1948. They spent several years on their farm near Portia. Dale worked at the milk plant and helped build the original boiler smoke stack by hand and wheel barrow. Later they moved to Stanley, Kansas, to seek employment on Centerview Farms. From there they moved to Lenexa, Kansas and he went to work for Dusselieur Brothers Redi Mix Concrete. He first worked pouring basement walls and then later drove a redi mix truck until he was forced to retire for health reasons.
In January, 1980, Dale and Pauline moved back to the farm to their new house and started raising cattle and baling hay. This was their true dream come true. In the slow times they would hook to the camper and boat, and head out fishing. They both loved to fish and garden.
Dale and Pauline joined the LDS Church and worshiped the Lord there.
Preceding Dale in death were his parents, Roy and Nell Lowe and one sister, Wilma Payne.
Survivors include: his wife, Pauline of 65 happy years of marriage; one brother, Roy Eugene Lowe of Harwood, MO; one son, Fred Lowe and wife Sandy of Lenexa, KS; one daughter, Bonnie White and husband Terry of Harwood, MO; one grandson, Kevin Lowe and wife Shannon of Desoto, KS; one granddaughter, Kelley Cline and husband Shane of Lenexa, KS; two great-grandsons, Rusty Cline and Jarrod Lowe; two great-granddaughters, BreAnne Cline and Emily Lowe; and two great-great-grandsons, Colton Cline and Chase Cline. Dale also leaves behind several sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, and many friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Rev. Brent Bland and Chaplain James Friend officiated. Paula Newman provided music. Interment followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Jarrod Lowe, John Lowe, Bill Lowe, Chris Vickers, Rusty Cline, Wayne Pennock, Louis Woody, and Lonnie Gilpin. Honorary pallbearers were: Ray Spencer, Steve Spencer, Clint Vickers, Dennis Woody and Merle Simrell.