Bobbie (Cheryl) Lowry Killion went home to be with her Lord, Friday, November 3, 2023 at the age of 89. The daughter of Jake and Leta Lowry, she was born on April 11, 1934. She grew up on the family farm near Ira, Iowa.
Bobbie graduated from Mingo Community School in 1952. She went to Simpson College for teaching and taught sixth grade in North Kansas City for many years.
Bobbie and Howard Killion met and were married in 1959 at the Ira Christian Church, which always had a special place in her heart.
Howard and Bobbie owned a cabin and boat on Pomme de Terre Lake in southern Missouri. Many of their nieces and nephews spent time there boating, fishing, and water skiing, helping to make them our favorite aunt and uncle.
When they were not playing cards, Bobbie and Howard loved traveling the country with family and friends. Bobbie and her brother Jim went to Turkey and the Holy Land later in life, and it was a spiritual blessing and one of the highlights of her life.
Bobbie accepted the Lord at a young age, carrying the love for Jesus throughout her life. She was very active in her church and loved doing missionary work. She spent a year in India teaching children while learning their culture. Bobbie went on many mission trips to Texas, local prisons, and Mexico, feeding and spreading the word of the Lord to school children and people of all ages. Her love for Christ touched many people across the world.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, parents Jake and Leta, four sisters, Vyrlee Armstrong, Avis Ruggless, Kitty Thomas, Jo Ann Spillner, and one brother Jim Lowry. She loved her many nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, and friends.
A service of remembrance will be held at 10:30 AM on November 10th at the Ira United Church, 8911 North Street, Ira, Iowa. Burial will follow at the Union Chapel Cemetery, Ira, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Ira United Church.