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.