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Zora E. Lowe

Alton 12/16/2013

Zora E. Lowe, age 76, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013, at 1:43 pm at her residence.

She was born September 30, 1937, in Gipsy, Missouri the daughter of the late James and Bertha (Wallace) Burkman.

Zora married Richard M. Lowe on August 13, 1964 in Decatur, IL, he preceded her in death.

Zora was employed as a housekeeper for over 30 years, and was employed at Alton Memorial Hospital for 9 years. She was a member of the Godfrey Baptist Church. She enjoyed working puzzles, and sewing, but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren especially watching them participate in sports.

She is survived by a daughter and her spouse; Dawn and Ben Hurst of East Alton, four grandchildren; Nicole Cleveland of Godfrey, Taylor Cleveland of Wood River, Samantha Hurst of East Alton and Caleb Hurst of East Alton, one great granddaughter; Leigha Torres of Godfrey, three sisters; Elizabeth Bennett of Zalma, MO, Evelyn Garner of Advance, MO and Mary Trunnell of Shiloh, IL, three brothers; Paul Burkman of Marble Hill, IL, Everett Burkman and Dale Burkman both of Zalma, MO, and one special nephew and his wife; Franklin and Julie Burkman of MO and many other nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers; James “Buck” Burkman and Frank Burkman and one sister; Carol Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm, Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 10 am, on Friday, December 20, 2013.

Burial will be at the Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton, IL.

Memorials may be directed to the Godfrey Baptist Church in Godfrey.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com

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