CAPE GIRARDEAU - Loel E. "Cotton" Lowes, 79, died Sept. 26, 2006 at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.
Born Sept. 23, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Charles and Helen Norvell Lowes, he had owned and operated Southeast Missouri Glass Co. in Sikeston since the early 1960s. He was an avid fisherman and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, Sikeston Eagles, Cape Girardeau Elks and Trinity Lutheran Men's Club at Egypt Mills.
On June 1, 1946 in Cape Girardeau, he married Dorothy Brinkman who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Joe D. Lowes and wife, Earline, of Benton, Mo; one daughter, Susan Brown and husband, Matt, of St. Louis; one brother, L. Michael Lowes of Clarksville, Tenn.; two sisters, Ruth Moore of Cape Girardeau and Judy Moore of Jackson; six grandchildren, Jay Lowes of Oran, Luke Lowes of Cape Girardeau, Chris Brown of Louisville, Ky., and Jason Menz, Cara Menz and Lori Price of Benton; five great-grandchildren, Taylor Lowes and Mallory Lowes of Oran and Kaylyn Michael and Seth Menz of Benton and Jacob Price of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Nathan Burgell officiating
Burial will be at Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau.
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Memorials may be made to:
Trinity Lutheran School Building Fund
55 North Pacific Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701