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     Nora Lee Loewe, age 88, of Lamar, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Barton County Memorial Hospital.


     Nora Lee was born September 17, 1925, at Pittsburg, Kansas, one of the eight children of J.E. and Grace (Matzenbacher) Pistole.  She grew up in the Golden City area, staying with Art and Fern Cox most of her school years.  After graduating from Golden City High School, Nora Lee launched a career in teaching that spanned more than forty years.  Beginning at Mt. Carmel, she taught at several rural schools, then in the Golden City and Lamar School systems.  After teaching during the school year, Nora attended college in Pittsburg and Springfield each summer, earning a bachelor’s degree in education.  She was a member of Missouri State Teachers Association, and, after retiring in 1987, became a member of Missouri Retired Teachers Association.  Nora Lee was a talented seamstress, and enjoyed cooking, playing cards, and any activity that included her grandchildren.


     On June 17, 1961, at Golden City, Missouri, Nora married Gene Loewe and he survives.  Also surviving are two daughters, Lisa (Tim) Riley and Linda (Terry) Richardson, all of Lamar; four grandchildren, Chelsea Riley, Trevon Riley, Melanie Richardson, and Kurt Richardson; a sister, Carol (Don) Bellamy, Scottsdale, Arizona; and five sisters-in-law, Barbara Pistole, Pittsburg, Kansas, Velma Crockett, Nadine (Deb) Mayfield, Wilma Braker, all of Lamar, and Betty (Joe) Gilmartin of Liberal. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.E. and Grace Pistole; Art and Fern Cox; three brothers, Charles, Carl, and Beryl Pistole; and three sisters, Frances Brady, Fern Berk, and Betty Jo Kelso.


     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 11th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.



#9 The Colony, TxRex Lollar 2014-04-15 07:21
To "Miss Nora's" family..My condolences and prayers to you in this time of loss. Remember that "Miss Nora" is waiting with a smile for all of her friends and family over the Rainbow Bridge.
I remember her as the best second grade teacher anyone ever had.
#8 Nevada, MO.Barbara Carsel-White 2014-04-13 21:54
Dear Gene, Lisa, and Linda,

I am so sorry to hear of Nora's death.
I am living in Nevada and often hear too late about the funeral. You were all lucky to have had her in you lives. She was truly a lady.
I will keep you all in my prayers.
#7 Durant, OklahomaMary G Kentner Lollar 2014-04-13 09:10
To the family of my childhood closest friend, Nora Lee. After she graduated from the Mt. Carmel grade school and I graduated from the West Point grade school, we finally got to go to School together as freshmen in Golden City. I have many good memories of Nora Lee. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#6 Gladstone, MoJoan Kentner Tierney 2014-04-13 09:10
Dear Family, So sorry to learn of Nora Lee's death. We grew up in Mt. Carmel community and Church. Nora Lee was my teacher at West Point Rural School as well as dear friend. We could talk of many memories and events when ever we encountered each other over the past years. Our prayers and love goes to her family.
#5 Lamar, MoLaurann and Bruce Robertson 2014-04-12 13:25
Dear Gene and family, So sorry to hear Of Nora Lee's passing. Very sorry we did not come to funeral. I guess time just flew by. I did not see on the funeral home board. Lynn x Ann Sandberg told us. Ee are thinking and praying for you all. You are very special and have wonderful thoughtful chilren. Nora Lee was always so kind to me when I started teaching. Great example to others for sure. Love to you all. Laurann and Bruce
#4 Phoenix AZLucy Braun 2014-04-12 09:00
Mrs. Loewe was my teacher in middle school back in 77-78. She was an amazing teacher and person. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with the family.
#3 CaliforniaCarl Glen, Jennifer and Sarah 2014-04-11 07:56
Our condolences in the loss of Aunt Nora Lee, may you find peace in the poem;
Don't think of her gone away, her journey's just begun, life holds so many facets this earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting from the sorrow and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort, where there are no days and years. Think how she must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched, for nothing loved is ever lost, and she was loved so much.

Our prayers are with you all.
#2 Joplin, MOVicki Ullrick Plumlee 2014-04-10 19:17
What a delightful and loving person Nora Lee. My heart goes out to Gene, Lisa, Linda and the rest of the family. You have lost a treasure but you have wonderful memories that will live on forever.
#1 Ron and Sheila McReynolds 2014-04-10 19:01
Gene, Lisa and Linda I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I know she will be greatly missed by all of you. I will not be able to attend the funeral but my thoughts are with you.

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