Phyllis A. Lowder

Lowder, Phyllis A.

9/24/1922 – 6/13/2022

Omaha – Phyllis Adamson Lowder, 99, entered her eternal home with Jesus on June 13, 2022. Phyllis was born September 24, 1922 in Thurman, Iowa to Walter and Velma Adamson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Leonard Lowder. She is survived by her children: Terry (Bethanne) Lowder, Sandy (Roger) Howard, and April (Jim) Veline; grandchildren: Jennifer (Andy) VanBuskirk, Kristen (Jack) Yerton, Christopher (Kelly) Lowder, and Jonathan (Chrissy) Howard; eight great-grandchildren. Phyllis met her husband Leonard when they both worked on the school newspaper at Omaha North High. While Leonard served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, Phyllis taught school. They were married June 1, 1944. Phyllis and Leonard raised their three children in Omaha. While a homemaker, Phyllis was an active volunteer and leader in PTA, ASME, Girl Scouts, Eastern Star, Church Circle, and Sunday School. When her children were older, Phyllis completed her BA in Education and returned to teaching First Grade at Field Club School and later, Second Grade at Franklin Magnet School. When she retired from teaching, she continued to work with children at her church. Phyllis was a child magnet. Whenever she stepped out of the house, children would approach her to talk. She loved storytelling, incorporating puppets and role play to make stories come alive. She created original stories to help children expand their imaginations and navigate the world. Everyone called her “Grandma Phyllis.” Phyllis was known for her infectious laugh and twinkling smile. She was an empathetic friend who prioritized bringing joy to others. Her family was blessed by her constant love and encouragement.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE Saturday, June 18 11:00 Spirit of Faith Church 740 N 129th Street followed by a luncheon. A private family interment will be held prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Spirit of Faith Church

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Celebration of Life for Phyllis Lowder

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Roeder Mortuary

2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE 68164