Eula Mae Lowder, 88, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at her residence in Kokomo while surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 20, 1929, to the late John Wesley and Elizabeth (Brunner) Tharp in Union County, Tennessee.
Eula stopped going to school at an early age so that she could work and help her family financially. On Dec. 8, 1960, she was married to Robert Lowder Sr. in Kokomo, Indiana. Robert preceded Eula in death on May 9, 2007.
Eula had attended the Carpenter's House Church of Kokomo. She and her husband enjoyed taking camping trips and fishing. She also loved quilting and sewing dolls and curtains. Most of all, Eula loved her family, and she enjoyed taking vacations with them in Florida.
Eula is survived by her son, James (Joann) Tharp, Knoxville, Tennessee; daughters, Mary Ann Doubek, Indianapolis, and Patricia (Edward) Bean, Kokomo; stepson, Steven Lowder; brother-in-law, David Lowder, Lafayette; grandson, Jeremy (Tracy) Bean; and great-granddaughter, Corina Bean. Eula also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, stepgrandchildren, and stepgreat-grandchildren. Eula's special friends who are surviving are Wilma Sprinkle, Sandy Avery, Pam Shepherd, Raydeena Martin and Bev Roe.
In addition to her parents and husband, Eula was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Lowder Jr.; four brothers, Everett Tharp, Earl Tharp, Donnie Tharp and Earnest Tharp; and five sisters, Dora Castle, Monnie Bowers, Verdia Atkins, Ella Reed and Mary Tankersley.
A public visitation for Eula will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13 at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, with a funeral service immediately following. Eula will be laid to rest at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Eula's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society.
Eula's family would like to acknowledge and send a special thank-you to Waneda Graber and the staff of Guardian Angel Hospice Care for their work during Eula's final days.
To leave condolences, please visit www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.
Published on December 11, 2017