Max Lowrey


Max Doe Lowrey was born May 19, 1946, at Harper, the oldest son of Roy Samuel Lowrey and Cora Elizabeth (Tanner) Lowrey. He departed this life on Oct. 31, 2020, in Wichita at the age of 74 years, 5 months and 12 days.

Max grew up on the family farm northwest of Argonia. He began his early education at nearby Milton school through his seventh grade year before transferring to Argonia public schools. He graduated from Argonia High School with the class of 1964. As an excellent trombonist, Max continued his education at Fort Hays State University. He also studied court reporting before becoming an officer for the Wellington Police Department. Max also began driving a school bus for Wellington public schools and ultimately became a driver for Village Charter Tours in Wichita. He eventually returned home to assist his folks with the family farming operation, which included raising sheep. In later years, he drove school buses for Norwich USD 331 and worked for the local township maintaining roads.

Max grew up in the United Methodist Church at Milton and Argonia. He later found his true church home in the Milton Baptist Church, Milton.

Max was a past president of the Sumner Cowley Electric Cooperative and served on the board for more 30 years. He also served as president and board member of the Kansas Electric Cooperative a number of years. He received recognition at the national level for his KEC work.

Max is survived by his brother, Richard Lowrey and wife, Roberta, of Wichita; nephew, Reuben and his children, Cody, Lorraine and Lauren; niece, Rachel Bell and husband, Richard, and their children, Carley and Cooper; his brother, Guy Lowrey and wife Mary of Anita, Iowa; nephew, Chad; nephew, Caleb and his wife, Kristin, and their daughters, Cora and Elsie, nephew, Jeremiah and wife, Jen, and their children, Hope and Drake; niece, Amanda and husband, Paul, and their children, Davin, Jace, Alex and Echo; and a host of family and friends.

The family would like to say a special “Thank You” to Linda and Bill McIntyre, Margaret Botkin, Jim and Sharon Rowan, Marvin Spencer and so many other wonderful church and community friends for their kindness and help.

Memorial graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Argonia Cemetery, Argonia, with Pastor Mike Justice officiating.

Arrangements are by Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs. Online guest book and condolences are available at

A memorial has been established with the Milton Baptist Church, Milton, or the donor’s choice.