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June 27, 1933 - Jan 23, 2013 LEAWOOD, KS Peg Lowell Newcomer Leawood, Kansas, passed away on January 23, 2013. Visitation will be Saturday, February 2, 2013, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 9101 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66207. Cremation, Interment at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Bethany Lutheran Church Czech Republic/ Hong Kong Mission Fund, Bethany Lutheran Church Bell Tower Carillons Fund or Bethany Lutheran Church Day School Scholarship Fund. Peg was born June 27, 1933, to Charles "Brick" and Ruth Gibson in WaKeeney, Kansas. She graduated from Fort Hays Teachers College in 1959. In 1960. She married Richard Lowell, living in Dodge City, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Two sons were born to this union: Jeff Lowell, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Curtis Lowell (passed away 1996). Richard Lowell passed away in 1994, and Peg moved to Okarche, Oklahoma. In 1996, Peg reunited with her WaKeeney, Kansas, High School sweetheart, Ed Newcomer, and they were married in October of 1996. Peg was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Harriet; son Curtis; first husband, Richard Lowell. Peg is survived by her husband, Ed Newcomer; her brothers-in-law, Art (Ann) Newcomer, Overland Park, Kansas; Rev. Herb Newcomer, Portland, Oregon; Nelson (Marcia) Newcomer, Overland Park, Kansas; sister-in-law, Nancy (Harold) Firstman, Corral Detiera, California; her son, Jeff Lowell, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Sara Lowell Oshman and Bennett Lowell Oshman; stepchildren: Derrick (Martha) Newcomer, Kansas City, Missouri; Robert (Faye) Newcomer, Atlanta, Georgia; Rex (Mary) Newcomer, Overland Park, Kansas; Ray (Beth) Newcomer, Overland Park, Kansas; Renee (Craig) Appaneal, Greensboro, North Carolina; step-grandchildren: Elizabeth (Evan) Kelamis, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Alex (Kaitlyn) Newcomer, Overland Park, Kansas; Katie Krier, Olathe, Kansas; Nyssa Newcomer, Overland Park, Kansas; Marci Montes, Overland Park, Kansas; Jacob Newcomer, Atlanta, Georgia; Emily Newcomer, Shawnee, Kansas; Everett Newcomer, Atlanta, Georgia; Benjamin Newcomer, Atlanta, Georgia; Hannah Appaneal, Greensboro, North Carolina; Jack Newcomer, Greensboro, North Carolina; four step-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews; and a very special care giver and very close friend, Paula Updike, who has taken wonderful care of her for many years.

Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 28, 2013
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