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“Tom, Kathy, and Brittany,I was so saddened to learn of your loss. Julie was uniquely talented. She was both an excellent writer and copy editor, as...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of your loss. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. My thoughts are with you. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Christine Woodrum - Winchester, IL

“Tom, Kathy and Brittany, We are sorry to hear of Julie's passing. She was a giving and strong lady. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Mark and Cathy Tomlin - Virden, IL

“Week after week Julie transported our writing group into another world of her creating. Now, her gentle and generous soul has begun its own eternal...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy Flood - Springfield, IL

“Julie's courage and fortitude were a lesson to us all. The last few years I had the privilege of listening to her read excerpts from the novel she...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Patricia Martin - Springfield, IL

“There are no words, there are just no words. I loved Julie, I love her memory, I miss her. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Vicki Bamman - Springfield, IL

“I met Julie and got to talk to her several times back in the 70's. She is my forever friend's (Dana) sister. My first impression of her at around...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Kelly Daker - Bonney Lake, WA

“Prayers are with your Family in this time of sorrow. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jerry and Theresa Jordan - FL

“I am so sorry for the loss of Julie and all of my thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. I didn't know Julie; but, I know Dana, her...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Patricia Buechele - Pana, IL


Julie Ann Low, 65, of Springfield, passed away at 12:32 a.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center.

Julie was born September 12, 1949 in Newport News, VA, the daughter of Ralph and Mildred (Largent) Schwab. She married Thomas W. Low on September 30, 1978 in Champaign-Urbana.

Julie was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from the U of I in French and a master's degree from UIS in English. She was employed at UIS for 10 years as a Technical Writer and taught English online. She was previously employed with Horace Mann. Julie enjoyed writing, interior design, decorating, and traveling with her husband, especially to Sedona, AZ, California and Europe. Julie traveled and lived for a time in Iran and Saudi Arabia. She was a member of a local writers group in Springfield and was given creative writing awards from the Writer's Association of Springfield. Julie was known for being a wonderful and generous person.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ralph Schwab.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas W. Low of Springfield; two daughters, Kathy (husband, John) Deters of Easton, IL and Brittany Low of Sahaurita, AZ; four grandchildren, Taylor Bodine, Jauni and Tegan Deters, and Melody Niblett; two siblings, Dana Emert of San Diego, CA and Arlene (husband, Joseph) Tokarz of Los Angeles, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

Celebration of Life: The family will host a Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. at Country Place Club House, 230 Country Place, Springfield.