February 3, 1922 - January 29, 2016
San Antonio, Texas | Age 93
Juanita "Nita" Shepard (Strock) Towry, age 93, passed away in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, January 29, 2016. She was born on February 3, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio. Nita attended Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. After many years living in Dallas, Texas, she relocated to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. There, Nita was elected as the City Clerk/Treasurer for the City of Eureka Springs, where she later retired. She was a 75-year member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Meredith Strock and Eda Shepard (Lowrie) Strock and her first husband, William J. Barner. Nita will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her devoted husband of 22 years, Col. Paul E. Towry (US Army Ret.); her son, Bradley Barner; granddaughter, Jennifer Barner Fisher and husband, Thomas; grandsons, Robin Barner and wife, Sarah; and Chris Barner and wife, Jenny; four great-grandchildren, Matthew Fisher, Lauren Fisher, Beetrix Barner and Ruby Barner; and stepson, John Towry and wife, Gretchen. In lieu of flowers, request memorial gifts to the San Antonio Chapter of the Salvation Army.
Services are pending.