On Friday, June 24, 2022, Cathy Lowe, loving and vibrant wife and mother of two went home to Jesus at the age of 57 from complications of ALS.
Cathy was born on July 23, 1964 in Kansas City, MO, to parents Robert L. and Patricia O. Patterson. She graduated from Kearney High School in 1982. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from William Jewell College in 1989. She completed her Biblical Counseling in 2011 and in 2015 she received her Certificate of Ordination as a Christian Minister.
On August 4,1984 she married her best friend and love of her life, Steve Lowe. They raised two beautiful children, Stefanie and Barrett. Cathy did a myriad of jobs and ministries. She loved ministering to the women at the Chillicothe Women’s Correctional Facility as part of Beauty for Ashes re-entry program. More than anything Cathy loved being the wife of Steve and a mother to Stefanie and Barrett.
Cathy was passionate about learning and sharing the Word of God. She enjoyed music, sports, cooking for her family, hiking, biking, running, gardening, bird watching amongst many other things. She would talk to anyone and became the confidante and mentor for many. Cathy loved life big and her family even bigger. She lived her life with humor. She fiercely protected the ones she loved. Cathy was strong in every aspect of her life and never quit on people or life. Cathy’s love for Jesus and life has not come to an end with her passing, her legacy will continue on through the many lives she has touched.
She is survived by her husband, Steve; children, Stefanie and Barrett; brothers, Todd (Leslie) Patterson and Adam (Jen) Patterson; sister, Sandra (Joe) Claypool; niece, Kinley DeWitt; and nephews, Trent and Colton Dewitt.
To know Cathy was to be blessed.
A memorial visitation will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 8, 2022 with memorial service following at Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney, MO. The family suggests memorial contributions to ALS Foundation.
Our Sincere Condolences
I’m so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cathy was a Christian woman of strength, influence and courage. I feel privileged she counted me among her friends. May God’s comfort and richest blessings surround all those who loved her.
We are saddened to hear about Cathy. She was such a vibrant young lady. Her love for Jesus and people was amazing. Our condolences to the family.
While we mourn our loss, we celebrate her life, and that she now knows the presence of God. All my prayers and thoughts to the family.
My condolences for your loss of Cathy. My prayer is for God to strengthen and comfort you during this difficult time.
I’ve only known Cathy a short time, I met her at boji stone cafe in chillicothe were I worked for awhile, but we hit it right off and became wonderful friends, she was the greatest, so amazing, I am so sorry to hear this sad news, breaks my heart.
I’m so very sorry for your loss, she’s with the angels now … rest my friend, you will be greatly missed.
I’m so sorry for your loss, Steve. Cathy, you, and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Cathy was a very special person, and I’m grateful she touched my life. God bless you all. Take care.
I’m so sorry for your loss! I remember growing up in Kearney First Baptist looking up to Cathy. She was 67 years older. She had a strong faith that I wanted! I will always be grateful for her unspoken testimony to me & love for Jesus because she influenced me & my walk for the Lord! She didn’t even know this! See you again sister!
I met Steve and Cathy in 1982, at William Jewel College. Cathy and I were dormitory mates. She quickly became one of my favorite friends. She was strong in her faith. One day she shared a dream that she had. The Lord was coming for the rapture and she was running around, frantically, trying to baptize as many people as she could. That was Cathy all the time. She came with a purpose and I believe she fulfilled it. I will see you again, my Christian sister.
Steve and family,
I’m very sorry for your loss. She is with our Lord and Savior now and He welcomes her with open arms. May His peace be with you now and always.
Steve and family, Rod and I are so sorry to hear this. She will be missed by so many. Our prayers are with you at this time.
Steve and family I’m so Sorry for your loss. Cathy was a loving kind person she was a friend to everyone that she came in contact with .She will be deeply missed I’m so glad I had the honor of knowing her.
I am very sorry for your loss.
My heart hurts for all sharing in her loss.. I met Cathy through my sister Christine and feel so fortunate to have received her teaching and kindness. I am grateful for the absence of physical suffering now for Cathy. May she be singing and dancing with her precious Lord and may her family feel peace and comfort.
Cathy and I met through a ministry at the church I was going through at the time. After both of us going through ministry we continued with Danna, Cathy and eventually Sarah ministering to others. We laughed together and cried together. We challenged each other in our faith journey and encouraged each other to stay the course. I loved her dearly and will miss our sporadic but meaningful get togethers. I count myself blessed to have walked a bit of our journeys together.
I’m truly sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.
Steve, I’m so very sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.
Dear Stefanie and family,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. The whole team here at Community Brands is behind you, and sends their support. We are donating to the ALS foundation in your mom’s name.
All my best, Chana
My most sincere condolences to the Lowe Family. Cathy was an amazing woman who loved her family so very much. She will indeed be missed.
I just heard of Cathy’s passing. I didn’t know her well, but I do know that I never talked to her when she wasn’t smiling. She lit up a room. I am so sorry for your loss.