Mary Catherine Lowans 1930~2021


Mrs. Mary Catherine (Kelbaugh) Lowans, 90, of Waynesboro, PA, passed away Friday morning, February 12, 2021, in her home.

Mary Catherine Lowans
Mary Catherine Lowans

Born June 22, 1930 in Crystal Falls, MD, she was the daughter of the late Millard Edward and Erma Iona (Rudy) Kelbaugh.

Mrs. Lowans was a graduate of Smithsburg High School with the Class of 1948.

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She and her husband, the late Marcus Nevin Lowans, were married December 25, 1949. They were married for over 60 years before he passed away in 2010.

A homemaker, Mrs. Lowans was employed at Hagerstown Canning Factory, Maryland Ribbon and Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturing.

A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she especially enjoyed time spent with family, doing crossword puzzles and watching game shows.

She is survived by seven children, Gerald “Jed” Lowans (Brenda) of Mont Alto, Betty Laman (Jack) of Amberson, PA, Millard “Buddy” Lowans (Sue) of Waynesboro, Darrell “Lennie” Lowans of Waynesboro, Lori Kline (Greg) of Waynesboro, Rodney “Bill” Lowans of Waynesboro, and Todd Lowans of San Diego, CA; 21 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harvey Kelbaugh of Rhode Island and Larry Kelbaugh of Hagerstown; one sister, Madeline Cauffman of Hagerstown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Vicki Stull; one son, Ronald Lowans; one great-granddaughter, Jordan Buchanan; one great-great-grandson, Keenan; one sister, Joyce Kramer; and three brothers, George Kelbaugh, Millard “Buck” Kelbaugh and Dennis Kelbaugh.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with Pastor Dan McClintock officiating.

Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, Tuesday morning, in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The American Heart Association online here.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.


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