LOWERY, Carolyne "Sis" Dennis Rush Speer, 70, of Washington died at 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, in the Donnell House, Washington.
She was born on July 24, 1943, in Wheeling, WV, daughter of the late John L. and Rebecca E. Hollaway Dennis.
Mrs. Lowery attended Wellsburg High School. She was a home interiors sales representative for 15 years and had also been employed at Arc Human Services of Washington.
She was Methodist by faith and had lived in Washington since 2006.
Mrs. Lowery loved her two dogs, Trudy and Bella.
On September 18, 1962, she married Robert P. "Butch" Rush, who died on April 29, 1984.
On June 22, 2002, she married Tom Lowery, who survives.
Also surviving Mrs. Lowery are two sons, Robert L. "Butch" Rush of Avella and Gary W. Rush of Avella; two brothers, John L. Dennis Jr. of Massillon, OH, and Timothy Dennis of Brilliant, OH; two sisters, Barbara (Rich) Dennis of Washington and Sandra (Ken) Rush of Wellsburg, WV; four half-sisters: Dianna, Selma, Ronda and Alicia, all of Canton, OH; a half-brother, Jerry Dennis of Tennessee; stepmother Sylvia Dennis of Canton, OH; and a stepbrother, Elmer Bywaters of Dover, OH.
Preceding her in death in addition to her first husband and parents are a sister, Linda Arnold, and a brother, Donald Ray Dennis.
Friends and family will be received from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, November 22 in the Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home Inc., located at 18 Campbell St., Avella, PA 15312, where services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 23 with the Rev. Carl Tribett officiating. Burial will be in Independence Cemetery, Avella.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.stefkovichfuneralhome. com.