The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 27, 2014

Lowell Logan

BUTLER, Mo. —     

Lowell Warren Logan, 82, of Butler, Mo., passed away March 24, 2014, at his home in Butler.

He was born July 30, 1931, in Kansas City, Mo., son of Warren and Nina M. (French) Logan. Lowell moved to Butler in 1945, and graduated from Butler High School in 1948. He worked with his dad as an electrician until he went to Moler Barber School in Kansas City, graduating Oct. 14, 1950; and later that same month, began work at South Side Barber Shop in Butler. While in barber school he joined the Army Reserves just to have something to do on Thursday evenings!

In January 1951, his unit was called to active duty and Lowell was sent to Fort Campbell, Ky. He took advantage of every weekend pass he could wrangle to come home to Butler, all because of Waldeane Niggley. They were married June 8, 1952, and returned to Kentucky until November of 1952, when Lowell was discharged. Upon returning to Butler, he was again at South Side Barber Shop as a partner with Gene Wilson, later buying the business in 1975.

Lowell was president and secretary of the Butler Jaycees, helping build the Jaycee Park, including the Shelter House. He coached Little League football several years and served as Eagle Scout advisor for five years. He was a member of the American Legion, the Butler Masonic Lodge where he was due to receive his 50-year pin in May 2014, the Scottish Rite and Ararat Shrine in Kansas City. Lowell was also a member of the Butler Country Club and enjoyed golf, hunting and fishing.

Lowell was an accomplished builder - having built three homes in Butler, with help from his dad, brother, nephew and son. He also built one home at Lake of the Ozarks, frequently driving the boat and pulling the kids on skis.

Lowell was a member of the First Baptist Church, of Butler.

Lowell was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Waldeane Logan, of Butler; son, Dr. Russell Logan and wife, Pam, of Lamar; daughters, Sandy Golden and husband, John and Sheri Wheelen and husband, Marty, all of Joplin; granddaughters, Amanda O'Brien and husband, Thaddeus and Abbey Logan and fiancé, Jenny Johnson, all of Overland Park, Kan.; and one brother, Kenneth W. Logan and wife, Deanna, of Reeds Spring, Mo.

Memorial services for Lowell Logan will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 27, at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, with Greg Mullinax officiating. Visitation and Masonic Services were Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Contributions are suggested to the Butler Public Library, Shriners Hospital, or Butler Masonic Lodge.

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