She was born June 21, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Curtis and Ethel (Wright) Winchester. She and Gary E. Lowes were married on Dec. 4, 1992, in Cape Girardeau. He died Sept. 3, 1995.
Lowes was of the Baptist faith. She worked as a bartender in Cape Girardeau.
She is survived by two daughters, Melissa "Lisa" Farrar of Gordonville, Rebecca "Becky" Hicks of Marble Hill, Mo.; three sisters, Eva Thiele and Peggy Moore of Cape Girardeau, LaVerne Aufdenberg of Jackson; two brothers, Bill Dewrock of Flint, Mich., Cletus Winchester of Cape Girardeau; and seven grandchildren, Jacob Hoover, Brandon Rice, Donny Rice, Gary "Pooter" Hicks, Dillon Farrar, Blake "Buddy" Hicks and Jenella Farrar.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Bethel Winchester, Lena Sparks, Francis Burton; and two brothers, Carl Dewrock and Alfred "Fuzzy" Dewrock.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home.
Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Cy Smith officiating.
Pallbearers will be grandsons. Burial will be at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 106 Farrar Drive, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63701 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.