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Grace O. Lowdermilk Retz

Obituary for Grace O. Lowdermilk Retz

May 30, 1922 - March 6, 2017
Greenwood, Indiana | Age 94


Grace Olive Lowdermilk Retz
94, of Greenwood, passed from this earthly life on March 6, 2017. Born in Clay City, Indiana on May 30, 1922, she was the daughter of Thomas Lloyd and Bertha Irene Lankford Lowdermilk. She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, John O. Retz, her parents, and a sister Elva Angelia Riggs.

Grace is survived by one brother, Chelsia Van Lowdermilk; two sisters, Verl Odean Banning and Vetra Louise Black; six children, Kerry (Rene) Lowdermilk, Cheryl Retz, Linda (Art) Shaw, John (Carol) Retz, Ronald Retz, and Alicia Owens; a daughter-in-law Patricia Lowdermilk; seven grandchildren, Kevin (Becky) Lowdermilk, Keith (Carie) Lowdermilk, Heather Owens, Josh (Chelsea) Retz, Lauren Retz, Andy Shaw, and Brandon Shaw; and 13 great grandchildren. Grace was always the center of family activities, and she loved fishing, gardening, playing cards, and camping. She also enjoyed being a room parent and Campfire Girls leader when the children were young.

She graduated from Porter Business College in Indianapolis and worked at Anacomp, HRSI, Valle Vista Hospital, and Novia.
Visitation will be held at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory at 481 W. Main St. in Greenwood Thursday March 9, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be at 11:00 AM Friday, March 10 at the funeral home with calling one hour prior. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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