Lowell Shreve


Lowell R. Shreve, age 81, of Canton, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2011 in the comfort of his home. He was born in Beloit, OH on November 1, 1929 to the late Clifton and Marie Shreve. He graduated from Vennard Bible College and served as pastor at Raisin Center Friends Church in Adrian, Michigan for 10 years. Lowell served as treasurer for the Evangelical Friends Church, Eastern Region for 42 years. He served on the advisory board for the Salvation Army in Adrian, MI and was employed with Commercial Savings Bank (Key Bank) in Adrian, MI for 37 years, retiring as Vice President. He was currently a member of Jackson Friends Church and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, C. Lynn and Omar L. Shreve. Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Shreve, whom he married on June 27, 1950; two sons, Dale E. (Wendy) Shreve of Toledo, OH and Bruce R. (Tammi) Shreve of Singapore; four grandchildren, Eric (Adrianne) Shreve, Emily (Brandon) Becker, Andrea Jean Shreve and Adam Shreve; four great-grandchildren, Lowell, Henry, Ella and Eian; his brother, Harold (Evelyn) Shreve of Beloit, OH; and two sisters-in-law, Esther Shreve and Carolyn Shreve. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, October 12, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel and on Thursday, October 13, from 10-11am at Jackson Friends Church. A service will begin on Thursday, October 13, at 11:00am at the church officiated by Dr. David Tebbs and Dr. John Williams. Entombment will follow at Sunset Hills Burial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his name to Jackson Friends Church (7945 Portage Street Northwest, Massillon, OH 44646) or Evangelical Friends Church Eastern Region (5350 Broadmoor Circle Northwest, Canton, OH 44709).