Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


December 3, 2013

Floyd Franklin Lowe, 95


Floyd Franklin Lowe, on Nov. 30, 2013, at the age of 95, prepared to let go of this life in order to take hold of the next. He peacefully left his home on earth and entered into his heavenly home, where he was met by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as well as family and friends who had gone before him.

Floyd Franklin Lowe was born Jan. 6, 1918, in Williamstown, Ky., the son of Ezra and Maude (Dance) Lowe. He grew up in Aurora, where he met the love of his life, Elizabeth North. On Dec. 27, 1940, they married and together built a life with each other. They moved to Decatur County and settled in the Springhill area, bringing their four children up on a farm. They later moved to Greensburg and in 1963, they began what would become their shared life’s dream and enduring legacy, Lowe’s Pellets & Grain, where they worked together for over 45 years until their retirement.

Floyd was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg. He enjoyed working at the mill, the many vacations he took with his wife in their motor home, supporting agriculture-related organizations and spending time with family and friends. Of all the success he achieved throughout his life, one of his greatest accomplishments was watching Lowe’s Pellets & Grain, the business he started and nurtured, celebrate 50 years in business this past summer. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and friend of the community.

He is survived by his daughter Doris Maines, Akron, Ohio; sons David (Patsi) Lowe, Amarillo, Texas, and Dale (Brenda) Lowe, Greensburg; sister Mae Marlow, Rushville; daughter-in-law Regina Lowe; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his wife; son Don Lowe; parents; sister Ruby Luhrsen; brother Ernest Lowe; and one grandchild.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, and a memorial service celebrating Floyd’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg, with burial at South Park Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Decatur County Community Foundation, Springhill Presbyterian Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg. Online condolences can be made to the family at


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