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“I know Joan must have been a treasured part of your family. I had the blessing of knowing Joan because I live in the building where she attended...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Lisa Yoder - Ithaca, MI

“I have very fond memories of Joan, her parents and kids from my childhood. We used to visit her parent's cabin on the lake and we'd always have a...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Scott Lindley - Gilbert, AZ

“Dear Dave and Family I have known Joan only a short time (since becoming a Women of the Moose). During that time, Joan always had a kind word and...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Carol Voydanoff - Harrison, MI

“i never had a sister but with joan as my friend i never needed one.i miss her so much allready but i know she is with her mom and dad.i loved her...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: larry lindley - apache junction, AZ

“Joan was a wonderful person! She will be missed dearly! Sending our Love to the Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Brian and Tammy Jennings and Family - MI

“I just met Joan a few years ago, but we really got to know each other while putting together a Lowery family reunion last August. She was always so...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Agnes Carter - Maple City, MI

“To the Family of Joan Lowery, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. My memories of Joan go back a loooong way. We had...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: John & Joan Smolka - Ithaca, MI

“Dave & family, So sorry to hear about the loss of Joan. I knew every year I would see her at the Relay for Life. I will be thinking about her this...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Lori (DeVuyst) Coleman & Family - MI

“Steve, Mark, & Kevin, So very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I got to see her a few years back when she visited Doris in Arizona. It was...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Tom Lindley - Los Angeles, CA

“Dear Dave & familys . We Were Sorry To Hear Of Joan's Passing I Seen Her At Ithaca School Not Long Ago. . She Was A Very Nice lady. My Kids Went To...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Chuck & marlene wilhelm - Ithaca, MI

“Our prayers are with all of you during your loss. Joan is at peace at the end of her battle. I pray that you all also find peace and comfort. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Peggy & Doug Schuette - MI

“Joan will be greatly missed. We had just become friends while serving as election inspectors and then went on to serve on the library board together...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Liz Bridgewater - Blanchard, MI

“Dear Dave, Steve, Mark, Kevin, Bill and families. I wish I could be there with you all but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Lois DeVuyst - Parrish, FL

“Dear Dave, I was so sorry to hear that Joan had gotten cancer again. I just heard yesterday of her passing. I really enjoyed working with her on...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Heidi Drowley - Ithaca, MI

“We had the pleasure of meeting Joan only once, but found her to be quite a character. She has been a kind and loving friend to our mom, Mary Strong...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Jo Lynn Strong - Ithaca, MI

“Dear family, Cousin Joan will be deeply missed and never forgotten. Whenever I think of Joan her smile leads the way. With Love and prayers,...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Jodi DeVuyst and Family - Emmett, MI

“Dear Bill and Linda and All the family, On the heels of losing Aunt Donna Maye I can feel some of your pain. We will be praying for God's love to...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Brenda (Biddinger) Miller - MI

“Dear Dave and Family: Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Joan. Joanne met Larry and Joan at the same time in 1954 on a 4-H trip to the UP. So...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Larry and Joanne - Lometa, TX

“Dear Dave and Family: Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Joan. Joanne met Larry and Joan at the same time in 1954 on a 4-H trip to the UP. So...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Larry and Joanne - Lometa, TX

“There are no words to convey our deepest sympathy to your family. Joan will be remember by many & forgotten by none. We will keep you in our...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Gary & Marty McDaid - Ithaca, MI


Joan Darlene Lowery, age 72, of Blanchard, MI went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 8th, 2010 surrounded by family at her home. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel on Thursday, August 12th at 11:00 A.M. Grandson Pastor Justin Bupp and Pastor George Showers will officiate. Burial will take place at North Star Cemetery in North Star, MI. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6-8 PM and on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Joan was born in North Star Twp., Michigan on March 18, 1938, the daughter of Marshall and Sylvia (Eichorn) DeVuyst. She attended Sowers Country School through the eighth grade, and graduated from Ithaca High School in 1956. Joan worked at Gratiot County Courthouse for many years, and later retired from the Gratiot County Road Commission. She served as the North Star Twp. Treasurer for several years, and was an election and library board member in Isabella County. She married David Orville Lowery on June 13, 1975 in Ithaca, MI. She was a member of the Women's Auxillary of the St. Louis Moose Lodge. Joan enjoyed camping, traveling, sewing, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her husband David Lowery of Blanchard, MI; children Steven and Jeri Lynn Van De Perre of Beulah, MI; Mark Van De Perre of Beulah, MI; Kevin and Kim Van De Perre of Blanchard, MI; Marcia and Craig Wright of Allegan, MI; Steve Lowery and Rose Williams of Riverdale, MI; Bruce Lowery of Alma, MI; Brenda and Joe Pung of Mt.Pleasant, MI; Kelly and Karen Lowery of Ithaca, MI; brother William and Linda DeVuyst of Ithaca, MI; Nephew Michael and Dori DeVuyst of Flushing, MI; Belgium exchange student Olivier Honnay currently of Oklahoma; 17 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Moose Heart Charities or Woodland Hospice of Isabella County. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel Ithaca, Michigan.

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