JoLee (Lowry) Max

Born: Sat., Sep. 14, 1957
Died: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019


10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 25, 2019
Location: Lockenour-Jones Mortuary

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Jan. 26, 2019
Location: Congregational Church

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JoLee Ann “Jo” Max age 61 of Juniata, NE passed away at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings, NE on Saturday January 19, 2019.  She was born in Pratt, KS on September 14, 1957 to Donald “Jack” and Marilyn (McGee) Lowry.  The family moved to Cambridge where Jo attended and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1976.


Jo was united in marriage to Kendal Max on May 25, 1975.  The couple has lived in Nebraska for many years then moved to Kansas then back to Nebraska years later.  She was employed by the Heritage Plaza as a cook for 5 years, did bookkeeping for Lowry Casing Crew, Good Samaritan Village and Syracuse Feed yard. While in Syracuse, Kansas she was a dispatcher, firefighter,  undersheriff in Hamilton County for 6 years also on the county Fire Department for 5 years.  She ran for the Sheriff position but was unsuccessful.  The couple moved back to Nebraska in November Of 1998 to Juniata.  She was active as the head scorekeeper for the Hastings Sports Complex.  Jo enjoyed playing softball and volleyball all her life.  She was a big fan of Nebraska Football and Volleyball Teams.  The family spent many memorable times at the Harry Strunk Lake near Cambridge, NE


She is preceded in death by her parents; Jack and Marilyn; grandparents.


  Jo is survived by her husband of 43 years, Kendal Max of Juniata, NE; 2 sons: Don and special friend Sheri Keller of Kenesaw, NE; Roger of Minden, NE; grandson; Payton Auten-Max; sister: Jan Lowry of Hastings; brother: Jim Lowry of Hastings; sister-in-law: Carla and husband Dick Potts of Cambridge along with nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held on January 26, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the Congregational Church in Cambridge with Bill Weaver officiating.  Interment will be in the Bartley Cemetery in Bartley. Visitation will be held on Friday at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge from 10:00 AM till 7:00 PM.  Friends may leave on-line condolences at  Memorials may be left in Jo’s name at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge.  Lockenour-Jones Mortuary entrusted with arrangements    



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Gayle Hinrichs
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
Ken, Don and Roger my heart is breaking for you all. Your mom was such a great lady, I know we lost touch but your family was often on my mind. I pray for comfort in this time of grief.

   Posted Tue January 22, 2019
Ken, Don and Roger ~~
I am so very sorry for your loss! I pray that your memories help you in the days to come. I have so many fond memories of volleyball and walleyball with your mom. As a city councilman I remember the ride alongs that I did while she served as undersheriff.
My prayers are with you,
Kevin White

Gene and Pat Young
   Posted Tue January 22, 2019
Thinking of you and family.

Melony Friend
   Posted Tue January 22, 2019


Our Deepest Sympathies Love and Hugs From The Friend Family

Jamie Ramey
   Posted Tue January 22, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Cousin Jamie, Monte, Devin .

Vanetta Bauman
   Posted Tue January 22, 2019
Jo was a wonderful person she will be missed worked with Jo at GSV as well as caring for her father at Perkins. sending prayers for comfort.

Kent & Robin Brown
   Posted Wed January 23, 2019
Kenny, Don & Roger,
Strength, Love, Comfort, Peace and Jesus. Praying you receive all God has for you as you go through this time of deep sorrow! Hold onto the memories as we know you have been blessed with many. Jo was always so happy and full of laughter! We are holding you close!!

Kent, Robin & the girls & their families

FAITH......It does not make things easy, it makes them possible.

Pamela Harsh
   Posted Wed January 23, 2019
I am a fellow ball player and wanted to let you know that I truly enjoyed getting to know Jo. It has been a lot of years ago now but those memories never go away. She will not be forgotten. I was deeply saddened to learn of Jo's passing. Praying that you will find peace in holding close all of your special memories!

Jann Bennett
   Posted Wed January 23, 2019
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one and the friend of soo many folks. Worked with her at Good Samaritan Village and found her to be one of the most compassionate persons on the staff...enjoyed her each and every day that I had the pleasure of working with her. Am sending love and sympathy to her loving family. May God be with you all.

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