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LAMAR-Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home for Nora Lee Loewe, 88, Lamar, who died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Barton County Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home.


Condolences may be shared at www.danielfuneralhome.net.


Survivors include her husband, Gene Loewe; two daughters, Lisa Riley and husband Tim and Linda Richardson and husband Terry, all of Lamar; four grandchildren, Chelsea Riley, Trevon Riley, Melanie Richardson and Kurt Richardson; a sister, Carol Bellamy and husband Don, Scottsdale, Ariz. and five sisters-in-law, Barbara Pistole, Pittsburg, Kan. and Velma Crockett, Nadine Mayfield and husband Deb and Wilma Braker, all of Lamar and Betty Gilmartin and husband Joe, Liberal.


She was preceded in death by her parents, J.E. And Grace Pistole and Art and Fern Cox; three brothers, Charles, Carl and Beryl Pistole and three sisters, Frances Brady, Fern Berk and Betty Jo Kelso.


Mrs. Loewe was born Sept. 17, 1925, in Pittsburg, Kan., to J.E. and Grace (Matzenbacher) Pistole. She grew up in the Golden City area, staying with Art and Fern Cox for most of her school years. After graduating from Golden City High School she launched a career in teaching that spanned more than 40 years. Beginning at Mt. Carmel, she taught at several rural schools, then in the Golden City and Lamar school systems. After teaching during the school year, she attended college in Pittsburg, Kan. and Springfield each summer, earning a bachelor’s degree in education.


She was a member of Missouri State Teachers Association and after retiring in 1987, she became a member of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association.


She married Gene Loewe on June 17, 1961, at Golden City.


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