May 25, 1938 - November 12, 2018
GREENFIELD – Rhea E. (Lowder) Combs, age 80, of Greenfield, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Hancock Regional Hospice. She was born in Hancock County on May 25, 1938 to Robert “Bob” and Garnet (Leary) Lowder. She graduated from Mt. Comfort High School in 1956 and received both her bachelors in 1963 and masters in music from Butler University in 1968. Mrs. Combs was a music teacher at Greenfield Schools and primarily at Lincoln Park Elementary for 40 years before retiring in 2003. She enjoyed coordinating school plays and helping make the costumes each year. She was the owner of The Barn. She was an avid bowler and liked coaching softball, playing the piano and accordion. Rhea loved to sing and was involved in the Green River Band and Silver Creek Band. Rhea enjoyed traveling to Japan, Israel, and many states in the U.S. Rhea is survived by her loving friend and partner, George Tully of Greenfield and his loving daughter, Connie (Richie) Kiser of Maxwell; brother, Phil (Anne) Lowder of McCordsville; sister-in-law, Katherine Lowder of Greenfield; and nieces and nephews, Gail (Pat) Prather, Lynn (Chuck) Williams, Brian (Cozette) Lowder, Melody (Matt Rouse) Lowder, Jonathan (Nataly) Lowder, Connie (Barry) Hickman, Greg (Jane) Lowder, Keith (Cindy) Lowder, Mike Lowder, Bobby Thompson, and Matthew Lowder. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jim Lowder; and niece Bonnie Lowder. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the mortuary. Don Brewer will be officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to Hancock County Children’s Theater Workshop, 1339 Greenhills Rd., Greenfield, IN 46140, or envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or a condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.
GREENFIELD – Rhea E. (Lowder) Combs, age 80, of Greenfield, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Hancock Regional Hospice. She was born in Hancock County on May 25, 1938 to Robert “Bob” and Garnet (Leary) Lowder. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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