A Memorial Service for Michael Lowe, 71, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, August 7, 2022, at First United Methodist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Lowe passed away after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, July 16, 2022, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He was born June 12, 1951, at Springfield, Missouri, to Bill and Joanne Lowe. When Mike was twelve, the family moved to West Plains, where he attended West Plains High School and graduated with the Class of 1969. He later attended Southwest Missouri State University (now known as Missouri State University) and studied business. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Mike married the love of his life and best friend, Bonita; a union of forty-one years. Mr. Lowe spent his career at the family owned business, West Plains Veterinary Supply, until his retirement. He loved his family, spending time at the river, watching his grandchildren in all of their activities, playing golf and traveling. Mike was a huge Yankees fan and was an avid baseball collector. Mr. Lowe served on the board at Community First Banking Company and West Plains Veterinary Supply of Springfield, Inc., was a member of the Noon Rotary Club, served on the West Plains Country Club Board and was very active in his community.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Bonita; three daughters, Melissa Hillis and husband, Eric, Shawna Feuerbacher and husband, Mark and Amy Holland and husband, Rodney; eight grandchildren, Mckenzie, Lauren, Brylee and Adley Hillis, Cole and Max Feuerbacher and Tatum and Drew Holland; his mother, Joanne Lowe; two brothers, Greg Lowe and wife, Denise and Mark Lowe; and many nieces and nephews.
His father preceded him in death.
Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m., at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, First Christian Church, Shaw Cancer Center or Missouri State University, West Plains and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.
David and Kathy Clark
July 18, 2022 @ 1:47 pm
We are very sad to hear of Mike’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends.
Bill and Beverly Linson
July 18, 2022 @ 4:41 pm
Bonita and family, So sorry for your loss.Bill and Beverly Linson
July 19, 2022 @ 6:06 pm
Bonita and family, I am a fellow Sigma Nu from SMSU and remember Mike as being a very nice and soft spoken man. I liked Mike and am so sorry to hear of his passing and your loss. I exchanged emails with Mike last year as I was being treated at MD Anderson in Houston for metastatic melanoma. He said at that time to let him know if there is anything I needed or he could do. Such a nice thing to say. Prayers to you Bonita and family. May your memories of Mike comfort you during this difficult time. David Schempf
Teresa Eldringhoff Romans
July 19, 2022 @ 9:55 pm
Mr. Mike was a good man. hadn’t seen him in years. sorry to hear he is gone. May he rest in peace.
Hassel and Alice Vandergriff
July 20, 2022 @ 10:42 am
We are so sorry to learn of Mike’s passing. Praying for God’s comfort and blessing for you all.
Donna (Yancey) Bridges
July 20, 2022 @ 1:29 pm
I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. May God’s peace comfort you now and forever.
July 23, 2022 @ 2:07 pm
Bonita and the Lowe Families,
My parents, Norris/Ivene Cozort, and I send our condolences to all of you on the passing of Mike. We will keep all of you in our daily prayers and may God give each of you comfort, strength, encouragement, and peace during this time. May God bless all of you.
In Christian Love,
July 25, 2022 @ 4:52 pm
So sorry to hear this. Mike was a very sweet man and a good person to talk too. I will be praying for bonita and his family. May God bless and keep you all in his loving care.
August 2, 2022 @ 7:40 am
Bonita and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. My God grant you strength and comfort during this time. We love you all and are praying for you.