North English- Charlene Marie Lowe was born May 8, 1933 in Keswick, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Mildred Marie (Bell) Banes. She graduated from North English High School. Charlene was united in marriage to Bernard Lowe September 1952 in Sigourney, Iowa. Together the couple farmed near North English, then Montezuma area until moving to Swisher were they owned and operated an ice cream and pizza shop. They later retired to Las Vegas, NV for a number of years before returning to Iowa. Charlene enjoyed cooking, baking (Wedding Cakes), fishing, gardening and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Charlene died Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the English Valley Care Center in North English at the age of 87.
She is survived by three children, Vicki (Lyle) Carter of Williamsburg, Steve (Kathy) Lowe and Duane (Teri) Lowe all of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren, Chad (Kara) Carter, Katie Carter, Alicia Broadwater, Stephanie Broadwater and Samantha Lowe; four great grandchildren, Ava Garcia, Evelyn Carter, Ethan Carter and Jessica Broadwater. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother.
A private family Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be 11:00 am, Saturday June 27, 2020 at the First Presbyterian Church in Williamsburg. A memorial fund has been established for the English Valley Care Center or American Heart Association. Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg is caring for services. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
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So sorry to hear of Charlene's passing. I am so grateful for all Bernard &Charlene did for me. I started working for them at the Sweet Tooth in Swisher and when they wanted to retire from the business they offered to sell it to me. I ran the Sweet Tooth for 10 years. I loved my business and that's where I met my husband. So I am forever grateful to the Lowe family. I'll also never forget walking into their garage in Swisher and seeing Wilton cake pans covering the wall.Charlene was a great cook and baker,she will be missed! My heart goes out to all the family it's not easy losing your mom. Love to everyone you're in my prayers. Thank you for everything Charlene maybe you and mom can do some cooking in heaven!!
Sue Sheely Ebel
Steve Vicki Duane and families,
I have such fond memories of Charlene. I spent hours in her kitchen watching her decorate her beautiful wedding cakes.. She was so masterful with her flowers.. Charlene was a great lady and I will never forget her spirit!! Thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Sincerely,
We have such happy memories of All the Lowe’s. Charlene was a wonderful cook and always smiling. Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ted and Sheila Callahan
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