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     Lowell Virgil Schlotzhauer, age 77, of Jerico Springs, died Friday, December 4, 2009 at St. John’s Regional Medical Center, after a long term illness with recent complications.


     Lowell was born January 2, 1932, at the family home in Pleasant Grove, MO to Virgil and Eunice (Hickam) Schlotzhauer.  He graduated High School at Pilot Grove, Missouri and attended the Baptist Church.  In 1950, he married Ruth Lavern Purdy, they had three children and they divorced in 1976.  In 1980, he married Patsy Nell (Music) King, at Richards, Missouri.  Lowell worked as a small engine mechanic at Barton County Implement for 23 years, retiring in 2005 because of health problems.


      Survivors include two daughters, Donna Waterhouse and husband Rick, of El Dorado Springs, and Diane Schlotzhauer and husband Bill Armstrong, of El Dorado Springs; three brothers, Aubrey Schlotzhauer of Pilot Grove, MO, Jimmy Schlotzhauer, of Warsaw, MO, and Barry Schlotzhauer of Kansas City, MO and their families; seven grandchildren, Arlinda Johnson,  Blake Waterhouse,  Chauntae Waterhouse,  Annette and husband Jason Sheriff, Johnathan and wife Sarah Taffner, Danielle and husband Philip Row, and Virgil and Catie Taffner; three great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Johnson, Hannah Johnson and Emily Taffner; and numerous other family and friends.


     Lowell was preceded in death by his wife, Pat in 1985; his son Randal Lowell Schlotzhauer, age 20, in 1980, and twin great-grandsons, Dreygan and Riley Taffner in 2009.


     Funeral services for Lowell will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 8th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday.  Burial will be at Newton Burial Park in Nevada, MO.


Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#2 IndianaJohn Frye 2014-05-02 05:16
I was one of two of Lowells foster children in 1981. Lowell was a kind man who always gave of himself. He treated us very well, and did his best to instill good values in myself and my foster brother. Lowell will be missed my many. My prayers go out to his family.
#1 El Dorado Springs, MOShyla Reed 2009-12-09 12:22
Lowell lived just up the road from my parents James and Ruby Kirby for many years and was a good friend to my grandparents Charles (Mack) and Wilma before they both passed away.

He also sent my Granny Rosie Kaderly a check every year for Christmas after my Papa passed away.

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