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Lowell R. McCuskey

Lowell R. McCuskey, age 80 of Linn passed away Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the University Hospital in Columbia.

Lowell was born August 9, 1930 in Queen City, MO., a son to the late Joseph and Anna Fae (Figge) McCuskey.

Lowell graduated from Chamois High School and from the University of Missouri in 1959 where he received his Law Degree.

On September 3, 1955 Lowell was united in marriage to Ola M. Pauley in Ashland. She preceded him in death on April 13, 2001.

Lowell was a Colonel in the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He served as a member of the Army and later the Army National Guard for 41 years. He also was the owner of the Osage County Abstract Office.

Lowell was a member of St John's United Methodist Church in Linn where he sang in the choir. He was also a member of VFW Post 4756, F.O.E #2693, American Legion, Reserve Officers Association of the United States, Linn Lions Club, and the Missouri Bar. He was a past state chairman of the Missouri Republican Party and he had also served as the Osage County Prosecuting Attorney.

Lowell was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Missouri Tiger fan. He enjoyed farming, playing cards and spending time with his family.

Survivors include: two sons, Richard and his wife Karen McCuskey of St Louis, James McCuskey of Linn; two daughters, Tanya Robinson and her husband Chris of Linn and Tamra Johnson of Columbia; 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and one brother, Denzil McCuskey of the state of California.

In addition to his wife and parents, Lowell was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2011, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2011, at St John's United Methodist Church in Linn with Rev. John Swatosh officiating. Interment with full military honors will be in Linn Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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Dear Tanya, Brooke, Garet, and family. We are sorry for your loss and have you in our prayers.

The Borens Jul 11 2011 12:00 AM

Richard, James, Tanya & Tamra Sorry for the loss of your father; he was truly a great man and will be missed by many! May your fond memories carry you through this difficult time. God Bless and know he will always be with you.

Debbie Jaegers Jul 10 2011 12:00 AM

Richard, James, Tanya & Tammy, My deepest thoughts and prayers to you all. Until a couple of years ago, I could always count on your Dad to call and make sure I set up our yearly lunch date in August. Even though it has been a while, I always thought of him around his birthday. Hold on to your memories and know that he will always be watching you and your families. With deepest sympathy, Mary Jo

Mary Jo (Pointer) Armstrong Jul 10 2011 12:00 AM

Richard, James, Tanya and Tamra, Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of all of you and keeping your entire family in my prayers. I know how hard the next days, weeks and months can be for each of you. Your dad (and mom) were such unique people and they will always be remembered. Many of my childhood memories involve a McCuskey or two!! God Bless All!!! Take care!! Janet

Janet Flanagan Hagedorn Jul 10 2011 12:00 AM

Richard, James, Tanya & Tammi, I want all of you to know how sorry I am to hear of your father's passing. My grandparents (Spud & Bessie) spent alot of time with your parents. My grandpa & your dad played cards all the time. I don't see any of you that often, but that doesn't mean I don't think of all the good times & memories we had together. If any of you need anything,please know that I'm here for you. Love you all!

Kim Chambers Jul 10 2011 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to the family. Lowell was a fine man and I always enjoyed talking to him.

Paul Backues Jul 9 2011 12:00 AM

To The McCuskey Family, We are sorry for your loss; your fond memories will help you through this difficult time. In serving in the Army National Guard we met & got to know Lowell. Your Dad was a fine man. Larry & Dana Zimmerman

Larry & Dana Zimmerman (Retired MOARNG) Jul 9 2011 12:00 AM

You have our sincere sympathy. May your memories sustain you during this time of sorrow.

Eric and Maridel Braman Jul 9 2011 12:00 AM

James, Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Just found out today. Rose and I send our deepest sympathys. Chuck & Rose Salarano

Chuck Salarano Jul 9 2011 12:00 AM

My prayers and thoughts are with you. May your many happy memories of your father sustain you through this difficult time.

Sue Gelven Jul 9 2011 12:00 AM

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