July 4th, 1927 - September 16th, 2019
Eileen Lowell, age 92, died peacefully at Berkeley Square Retirement Community on September 16, 2019. Eileen was born July 4th, 1927, to Anton and Antoinette (Miller) Batt and lived her entire life in Hamilton. She was a 1945 graduate of Hamilton High School and received a Bachelor and a Master’s degree from Miami University. In 1952 she married Harry M. "Bud" Lowell, Jr., the love of her life and husband of 52 years, who died in 2004.
Eileen was the loving mother of three children: Mary Beth (Jack) Cleland of Charleston, SC; Patrice (Tom) Anthony of Oklahoma City; and Harry M. Lowell III of Swanton, Ohio. She was the dear sister to Mary Jane (Batt) McGreevy. She was the devoted grandmother of six grandchildren: Lauren (Jimmy) Miller; Brooke (Nathan) Overbey; Kelly Eileen Anthony; Madeline Cleland; Patrick Cleland; and Walker Lowell. She had four great grandchildren: Gwyneth Eileen Miller; Guy Overbey; Jack Overbey; and Rosemary Miller. Eileen loved vacations with her extended family in Cape Cod and Michigan, and she traveled to many exotic locations overseas. She was always interested in new adventures, having fun with friends, and living life to the fullest.
Eileen was a very active contributor to the Hamilton community. She was a charter member of the Civelles, a member of the Hamilton Garden Club, a trustee on the Lane Library Board, and a Master Gardener and caregiver at St. Julie’s church garden. And then there was tennis… Eileen was an avid player into her eighties, winning several doubles championships with tennis buddies. From 1953 to 1988, when she wasn’t playing tennis, she was a guidance counselor at Taft High School and helped many grateful students.
A Mass and Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 224 Dayton St. where Eileen was a lifetime member, on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Fr. Rob Muhlenkamp celebrant. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church.
Anne Fitton Woolsey
|Dear Patty, Mary Beth and Matt, So sorry I cannot be there in person to speak to you at your Mom's visitation. Just want for you to know how much I always admired your Mother! She was a woman of much energy and positive spirit and a real doer. I loved when she coached us for the Whitman Cup girl's tennis team at New London Hills. She was always so encouraging and commanded respect. The last time I saw her she was gardening when I was visiting my Father at Berkley. She popped right up like a woman of many younger years. Deep condolences to each of you!|
Craig L Kigar
|Her doubles partner is there waiting for her.|
|Please accept my sympathy. Eileen and I were on Taft's faculty at the same time and she was in our tennis group in her 70's and 80"s. "My kids told me I had to quit" She gave up reluctantly and you were right. She adored you all and talked joyfully about every trip she took and every second she spent with family. I have always admired her and she lives on in my great memories of her.|
|Dear Mary Beth, Patty and Matt, So sad to hear of Eileen's passing, she was in a word, a wonderful person, my God-Mother and all around favorite of mine growing up. So many happy childhood memories include her; family dinners, picnics, and the Golden Lamb, with your Mom and Dad! I saw your Mom last year at Barb's funeral and had a great chat with her afterwards. Going through Mom's many scrapbooks of trips to foreign locales - Bud and Eileen were in almost every one - and what fun times they had together! She had a great life, love and kids. With best regards to you all, Jim Beimford|
Lynn Hoyer Smith
|Patty, Mary and Matt: so sorry about your mom. She was always one of my favorite people. Loved our talks and her sense of humor. Prayers for all of you. Love, Lynn|
|Patty and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I recall those high school days. She and my mother were friends. And I had a couple of opportunities to sub in a bridge club to which she belonged. Hope her well-lived life is both an inspiration and a comfort to you all.|
|Patty, Mary Beth, Matt, You mom was an amazing woman and such a role model. One of my most favorite memories, Patty, is your mom allowing us to have dinner at your home before we went to senior prom. It seemed like such a grownup and elegant way to start the evening. Losing a parent is tough, and I'm so sorry I was not able to be there to share your celebration of her life.|
|My deepest sympathies, my husband had known her when he was a student at Taft, although she was not his counsler, his friends spoke highly of her. I had worked over at Berkeley as a housekeeper for a few years, and always remember her as a very sweet lady, she never made you feel like you were a lower class of a person because of the kind of work you preformed. As I remember she had a loving respect for everyone. My prayers to all who know and love Eileen!|