Lena L. Loewen, age 91, died Wednesday afternoon, December 28, 2011, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Kansas.
She was born December 28, 1920, at Rosenort, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of Peter J. and Anna K. Loewen. As a young girl, she attended school at a rural country school near Rosenort.
On August 4, 1940, she married Henry F. Loewen. After their marriage, the couple moved to Meade. Over the years she assisted her husband in their business and farming operations while maintaining the family home.
She was a member of the Emmanuel Mennonite Church, taught Sunday School, and the Ladies Sewing Society. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, raising roses, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by:
Her children, Stanley Lee Loewen and wife Lavonne of Meade, Kansas
Elvera Goertzen and husband Ted of Big Bow, Kansas
Janice Loewen of Portales, New Mexico
Daryl Loewen and wife Barbara of Clovis, New Mexico
Verle Loewen and wife Sharon of Meade, Kansas
Twelve Grandchildren Sixteen Great-Grandchildren
She is preceded in death by her husband on November 23, 2011; a son, Roy Stanley Loewen; a daughter Janet Loewen; a granddaughter, Shannon; six brothers Pete, Jake, Ike, John, Corny, and Abe Loewen; and three sisters Annie Rempel, Elizabeth Reimer, and Mary Friesen.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2011, at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Meade, with the Pastor Ken Harder presiding. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday with the family present from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Emmanuel Mennonite Church Cemetery, rural Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com