JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Emeral Page Lowery

Emeral Page Lowery, 85, of Mt. Vernon died 6 a.m. Dec. 16, 2004, at 
Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor. She was born Oct. 27, 1919, to Ray and 
Julia (Williams) Foster in Franklin County. She was first married to 
Kenneth G. Page Sr. on Feb. 8, 1936; he preceded her in death Aug. 25, 1982. 
She later married Harold Lowery Nov. 11, 1989, in Mt. Vernon; he survives. 
Mrs. Lowery was a dietary supervisor at Elgin State Hospital until retirement 
and was a member of the state Retired Employees Association. She was a member 
of Logan Street Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her husband, Harold Lowery of Mt. Vernon; a son, K. Gordon Page 
and wife Patty of Dahlgren; a daughter, Barbara Brake and husband Richard “Dick” of 
Marion; a stepdaughter, Becky Grothoff of Mt. Vernon; a stepson, Terry M. “Smokey” 
Lowery and wife Kathy of Mt. Vernon; seven grandchildren, Pam Ridings and husband 
Lenny of Marion, Ark., Michael Page and wife Marcia of South Elgin, Stephen Page 
and wife Lori of Elgin, Brenda Jones and husband John of Spring, Texas, Patty 
Lemongelli and husband Ralph of Jefferson City, Mo., Vanessa Shaw and husband 
Scott of Mt. Vernon and Adam Blackward of Mt. Vernon; twelve great-grandchildren; 
and a great-great-grandson. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Kenneth; a brother, 
Coy Foster; a sister, Wilma Gibbs; and two infant brothers. 

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, 
with the Rev. Everett Lemay officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial 
Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Newell Funeral Home in 
Mt. Vernon. For those wishing, memorials may be made to Logan Street Baptist Church 
and will be accepted by Newell Funeral Home. For more information you may contact 
Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100.


Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Dec. 18, 2004
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman
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