Irene E. Lowery

Irene E. Lowery, 88, of Fostoria, passed away at 3:44 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Fostoria Community Hospital.
She was born August 25, 1925 in Gibsonburg to Macey and Clara (Magrum) Hammer. She married Donald E. Lowery June 20, 1950 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Gibsonburg and he died January 16, 2005.
Surviving are three children, Larry (Jena) Lowery of Fostoria, Gary (Tina) Lowery of Fostoria and Linda (Steve) Faber of Tiffin; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and seven brothers and sisters, Kate Koehler, Judy Porter, Susie Miller, Eugene, Phillip, Paul, and Carl Hammer.
She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Lowery; two sisters, Mary and Ruth Hammer; and a brother, Raymond Hammer.
Irene was a homemaker and a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, its Rosary-Altar Society and memorial choir. She had delivered meals on wheels, helped at Fostoria Sharing Kitchen, and was an active volunteer at St. Wendelin Parish. She was also a member of the Secular Franciscan Order, Fostoria Fraternity.
Visitation is Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 3-6 p.m. at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Christian Wake service will be held at 5:45 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria where a Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Committal services will take place at Fostoria Veteran’s Chapel with burial following at St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association of NW Ohio or St. Wendelin Church.
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