Lower, Barbara

Written by David Green.

Barbara McCarty Lower, 66, died Jan. 18, 2010, at her home.

She was born March 15, 1943, to Homer and Aura McCarty. She was raised in Morenci, and graduated from Morenci High School in 1963.

Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and her grandchildren were her life. She also enjoyed traveling when she could.

Barbara is survived by her husband, John Lower; sons, Jeffery Smith of Port Clinton, Ohio, Larry Smith of Fayette; a daughter, Tonya Plassmen of Wauseon, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Betty (and Dean) Crisler of Adrian, Mich., Mary (and Marlin) Cummins of Alvordton, Ohio, Dixie (and Gerry) Baldwin of Wauseon and Diana (and Marty) Wagner of Morenci.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Richard, Dale, Donald, Dwight, Dan and Dock McCarty; and a sister, Marjorie Smith.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Wilson-Geesey Funeral Home in Montpelier, Ohio, with Pastor Joe Redmond officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.

Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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