Marian Fay Umberger
February 21, 1946 - July 28, 2021
Marian Fay Umberger, age 75, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 1:47 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. She was born February 21, 1946, in Stilwell, Oklahoma, the daughter of Louis and Johnnie (Hughes) Hatfield.
At age two, she moved to Springfield, Missouri, where she graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1964. She graduated from Graff-Vo-Tech in 1966 and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Marian married William Lowery on December 12, 1970. To this union two sons were born. Bryan Douglas Lowery in 1972 and Benjamin Gilbert Lowery in 1976. William preceded her in death in June 1983. She returned to school and graduated cum laude from Crowder College with an associate of arts degree in general studies in 1983.
Marian married Harold Umberger on December 20, 1985. She graduated cum laude from Crowder College in 1991 with an associate degree in nursing. She worked at the Missouri Rehabilitation Hospital in Mt. Vernon, as a registered nurse until 1996, when her failing eyesight forced her to early retirement. She had devoted 31 years of her life to nursing.
Marian joined the Mt. Vernon Lions Club in 1995, where she served as secretary for several years, two years as president and one year as Zone Chairman. She received several awards including Lion of the Year in 2001 and was editor of the club newsletter.
Marian was raised in the Church of Christ and was baptized at the age of 12. She was a member of the Monett Church of Christ.
Marian is survived by two sons, Bryan (Melissa) Lowery of Aurora, Missouri and Ben (Bobbie) Lowery of Purdy, Missouri; one stepson, Leslie Umberger of King George, Virginia; one brother, Jim (Patti) Hatfield of Springfield, Missouri; four grandchildren, Taylor (Devin) Williams of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, Ethan Lowery of Aurora, Randi Lowery of Purdy and Luke Lowery of Aurora; six great-grandchildren, Whitlee, Rhyilee, Cooper, Carter, Lee and Ryann and several step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents, Louis, and Johnnie; two husbands, William Lowery and Harold Umberger; one sister, Evelyn Haguewood and one stepson, Kevin Umberger.
A graveside service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Butterfield, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, in the funeral home chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made payable to the Missouri Lions Eye Research, in care of the funeral home.
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