Rebecca Sue Lowry

Rebecca Sue Lowry, 73, of Wellington, MO passed away peacefully at her home on March 30, 2024.

Rebecca (Becki) was born to Jon and Marcia Thornburg on August 7, 1950 in Richmond, Indiana. The family later moved to Hastings, Nebraska where she graduated high school in 1968. After high school she went on to nurse’s training in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska. Upon graduation, she moved to Billings, Montana for a short while. She then moved to Blue Springs, Missouri where her family had relocated and began her career as a registered nurse. She worked at St. Mary’s hospital for over 30 years until her retirement in 2018. She made many special friendships while there. Nursing was her true calling. She had a servant heart and loved taking care of people, especially the elderly.

On April 19, 1975  Becki married David Lowry. Together they raised their two daughters. Her most accomplished attribute of this life was being a mother to her daughters and “Grammy” to her six beloved grandchildren. She always said being a Grammy was one of her greatest joys in life.

Becki loved living on their farm where she and Dave raised Quarter horses. Becki adored all things horses. Dave loved bringing her to horse sales, as she always knew if a horse was a winner or not. She loved her dogs fiercely and never failed to bring them a slice of cheese when she got up in the morning (and sometimes before bed too). She was a wonderful cook and was known for her spaghetti. She enjoyed spending time with all of her family and looked forward to family reunions each summer with her brothers. She loved to travel and took many trips throughout her lifetime. She loved all music but John Denver and gospel music held a special place in her heart. Becki Sue fostered many beautiful friendships over the years. It was important to her to keep in touch with her friends and to always let them know how much she loved them.

Dave and Becki were members of the Church of Jesus Christ Warrensburg Restoration Branch for many years. She held a deep devotion to the Lord and Christian morals.

Becki is survived by her husband, Dave, her daughters Callie Williams of Warrensburg, MO and Cristy Howard (Nathan) of Claremore, OK and her grandchildren, Payton Morris, Anthony and Weston Williams, Haleigh, Lucas and Cooper Howard. Her brothers Jon Thornburg of Plano, TX and Joe Thornburg (Lori) of  Wellington, MO, sisters-in-law Debbie Thornburg of Blue Springs, MO and Elaine Oliver of Grain Valley, MO also survive as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jon and Marcia Thornburg, brothers Jeff and Jay Thornburg and sister-in-law, Janet Thornburg.

Becki will be remembered as a kind, compassionate, selfless, loving woman who had an immense love for her family and friends. She was kind to everyone that she encountered and had a positive impact on all that knew her. She will be missed tremendously. One of her favorite sayings was “It’s a great day to have a great day.”

A visitation for Becki will be held on April 13th from 10:00-11:00 at the Church of Jesus Christ Warrensburg Restoration Branch, 104 NW 361st Rd, Warrensburg, MO 64093. A service will immediately follow at 11:00.

Flowers may be received at the church or contributions may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ Warrensburg Restoration Branch.


  1. Jo and Dave Chesley on April 4, 2024 at 4:20 pm

    Sincere sympathy to all of Becki’s family, we know she is in a better place but our hearts still ache. Becki and I were roommates at a mental hospital (yes, you read that right!) while we were student nurses on our Psychiatric rotation. Our bond was instant and deep. Although we never made it to Missouri to visit Dave & Becki, she & Dave came to our home once & later she drove here 3 or 4 times. She was my attendant at our wedding 50 years ago. I am thankful for the memories, and I am proud of our lasting friendship.

  2. Tiffany Klink (Larry Mercer oldest daughter) on April 5, 2024 at 10:11 am

    Thinking of you all here from your Ohio family 💜 our deepest sympathy to cousin Becki’s husband and girls. She will be missed. We were able to talk to her last year at the reunion through a phone call and hoping she would be able to come this year. She was a special lady and will be missed greatly 💕

  3. Larry and Sandi Mercer on April 5, 2024 at 10:55 am

    Dave and girls. We will always be grateful Becky got to come back with Johnny and Joe for a few reunions so we could catch up of course she will always be in our hearts and memories. Loved so much by all of her cousins.

  4. Monty Mercer on April 9, 2024 at 3:18 pm

    My sincere condolences to Dave,Callie,Cristy,Jon,Joe,and their families.
    I always looked forward to talking with her at family reunions. She was easygoing and cared about her family in Ohio and Indiana.
    I will truly miss her and our phone conversations.

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