Esther Lowery

Obituary of Esther Asato Lowery

Esther Asato Lowery, 72, widow of Richard Lee Lowery, died Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia.


Born in Hawaii, she was a daughter of the late Seikichi Edward Asato and Violet Kiku Asato.


She was retired from Bosch Corporation.


Surviving are one son, James Lowery, Sr. (Rhonda) of Sumter; 8 grandchildren, Elizabeth Lowery Mizzell (Austin), Ashlyn Lowery, Abby Lowery, Hunter Lowery, James Lowery, Jr., Kelsey Hylton, Dylan Hylton, Devon Rudd; and her best friend, Joann Barrineau.


She was predeceased by a daughter, Amanda K. Rudd.


Memorial Services will be held at 3 P.M. Friday at New Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. David Richardson officiating.


Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.


The family will receive friends from 2 P.M. to 3 P.M. Friday at New Calvary Baptist Church.


Online condolences may be sent to


Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.