Former Oklahoma City Ward 4 Councilwoman Frances Mae Lowrey, 94, of Oklahoma City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 in Shawnee.

Former Oklahoma City Ward 4 Councilwoman Frances Mae Lowrey, 94, of Oklahoma City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 in Shawnee.

Frances was born May 14, 1923, in Newton, Kan., to John and Lulu Belle Heine. She attended Newton Public School and married Charles Newton Lowrey.

She was well-known in Oklahoma City politics and served two terms on the Oklahoma City Council beginning in 1993. She was a member of the Council that developed the first Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS), which stimulated economic development and provided quality of life for OKC citizens with capital improvements including the Bricktown Canal, Bricktown Ballpark, Civic Center Music Hall, Cox Convention Center, Chesapeake Center and many other projects. As past president of the Capitol Hill Neighborhood Association, she passionately pursued street, bridge and drainage improvements for Ward 4 as well as enhancements at Draper Lake. She also had served as executive director of the Neighborhood Housing Services and was appointed to the Oklahoma County Board of Adjustments.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Vernon Sallaska, of McLoud; son and daughter-in-law, John and Jane Lowrey, of Del City; grandchildren, John Lowrey, of Del City; Shana Sallaska, of Richardson, Texas; Megan Cobb, of McLoud; and great-granddaughter, Aubrey Cobb; brother, Alan Heine, of Walton, Kan.; and many other family and friends.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 at Sunny Lane Funeral Home, 4000 SE 29th St, Oklahoma City, officiated by the Rev. Larry Jacobson of Lambuth United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Sunny Lane Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sunny Lane Funeral Home.