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Linn County News

Published Sept. 23, 2020


Glover Lowe, age 81, of Linn Valley, Kan., passed away in Broken Arrow, Okla., on Sept. 12, 2020. Glover was born the son of Earl Lynn and Mary Frances Little Lowe on Nov. 2, 1938, at Shelby County, Mo. He married Millie Dowell on Dec. 5, 1959, in Kansas City, Mo., and they enjoyed 60 amazing years together before his passing.

Glover spent 31 years working and then retiring from General Motors in Kansas City, Kan. He never met a stranger; he loved to draw, go fishing and in his retirement years enjoyed drinking coffee with his buddies and traveling with friends.

Glover is survived by his wife, Millie; four sons, Jim Lowe and wife Debbie, Timothy Lowe and wife Belinda, Larry Lowe, and Ricky Lee Lowe and wife Stacey; Jodie Sprague-Lowe; two brothers, Alfred Lowe and wife Connie and Julius Lowe and wife Betty; two sisters, Mary Evelyn Martin and husband Junior and Ruth Lowe; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was scheduled at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel in La Cygne, Kan., with visitation from 12 p.m. until service time. Burial at Oak Lawn Cemetery was to follow immediately after the service. The family suggests contributions to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, which may be sent in care of Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, Kan. 66040. Online condolences may be left at


Victor Gene Clark ~ 08-23-1938 to 10-02-2023


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Laverne C. Nelson ~ 06-13-1935 to 05-28-2023


Linn County News Published Oct. 11, 2023   On the afternoon of May 28, 2023, LaVerne C. Nelson (nee Smith), with her steadfast daughter Renee’ by her side, succumbed to the ravages of dementia just a few weeks shy of her 88th birthday. This determined woman... [More]

Vanetta Carol (Hardy) Sabine ~ 06-27-1944 to 09-29-2023


Linn County News Published Oct. 4, 2023   Vanetta Carol (Hardy) Sabine passed away peacefully at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo., at 5:42 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023. She was born June 27, 1944, in Garnett, Kan., to William Orland and Ella Bernice “Margaret”... [More]

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County P&Z board to review solar farm regulations


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Sales tax hearing small, plans discussed


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Buff early defense ignites 21-0 shutout


Prairie View’s Buffalos have put Class 3-A, District 2 football on notice. They are in it to win it. In the shadow of their own goal posts thrice in the first half, the Buff defense each time held Girard from scoring and ignited a 21-0 road win over the district-favorite... [More]

Pleasanton football dominates Southeast Cherokee


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