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Cheryl D. Lowe, 59, Wyomissing Hills, died Nov. 26, 2007, at 9:45 a.m. in her home. She was the devoted wife of Hans Ransijn, and a loving mother of two daughters, Lillian M. Ransijn, Atlanta, and Anneke D. Ransijn, Wyomissing Hills. Born Dec. 11, 1947, in Atlanta, she was a daughter of Katherine D. (Morgan) Lowe, Jackson, Ga., and the late John Wharton Lowe. She was a counselor for Family Guidance in Wyomissing for four years, last working in 2005. She had many interests and talents, but above all, she loved people and inspired others to love. She was a 1965 graduate of Hillwood High School, Nashville, Tenn.; received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Emory University in Atlanta; and received her doctoral degree in political science from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. From 1981 to 1985, she worked as a student counselor for the Fulbright Commission in Amsterdam. After moving back with her family to the US in 1985 she received her master’s degree in psychology counseling from Kutztown University. A gourmet cook and an avid gardener, she entertained friends and family at her many garden parties. As her garden grew, so did her many friendships. She enjoyed reading and languages, was accomplished in Spanish and fluent in Dutch, which she learned in her 20s through, as she put it, “blood, sweat, and tears.” Her love of cultures took her on many travels with her family across Europe, where she would make new friends on every trip. Music was another one of her many passions: She both played and taught piano. She also enjoyed playing bridge with friends and family. In addition to her husband, mother and daughters, she is survived by three brothers: John W. Lowe, Baton Rouge, La.; Stephen T. Lowe, Charlotte, N.C.; and James T. Lowe, Nashville, Tenn. Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 498 Bellevue Ave., Reading, PA 19605. The Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home, Reading, is in charge of arrangements. Cheryl will be missed greatly by her family and friends. When she walked into a room, she made everyone feel at ease.

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