Rosemary Lowen, 78

COLUMBIA CITY — Rosemary L. Lowen, 78, of Columbia City, passed away at 11 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Columbia City.She was born May 5, 1933, in Muncie, the daughter of Kenneth W. and Edrie M. (Russell) Carney.She attended South Side High School in Fort Wayne. She married Howard E. Lowen, Sr. in Fort Wayne on Oct. 4, 1952.She and her family moved from Fort Wayne to Columbia City in 1967. She was a homemaker and member of the United Methodist Church.Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Howard E. Lowen, Sr., Columbia City; two sons, Howard E. (Jody) Lowen, Jr., Columbia City and Jeffery L. (Suzanne) Lowen, Punta Gorda, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Gloria Lowen, Columbia City; brother Michael (Carol) Carney, Fort Wayne; five grandchildren, Taylor (Britt) Lowen, Nathan Lowen, Indianapolis, Gabriel Lowen, Columbia City, Naomi Lowen, Columbia City and Wyatt Lowen, Fla. and one great-granddaughter, Harker Renee Lowen, Columbia City.She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Kevin M. Lowen, sister, Sandra Ross and brother, Kenneth Carney.Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. with the service immediately following at 7 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City.Sharon Brockhaus, certified funeral celebrant will be officiating. Burial will be at Thorn Cemetery, Noble County.To send a condolence, please log on to