Lowrance donates retirement gift
CARLINVILLE (Oct. 5, 2017) – Recent CNB Bank and Trust retiree Becky Lowrance chose to celebrate her retirement from the bank by donating to A Carlinville Christmas instead of having a retirement party or gift.
“I have seen the difference that community banks can make in the communities that they serve for over 40 years,” said Lowrance. “When thinking about my retirement, I did not need a gold watch or rocking chair! I wanted to give back to my community like our bank has done for many years. Last Christmas, I saw the beauty and holiday spirit that A Carlinville Christmas brought to Carlinville. I am honored that CNB Bank and Trust allowed me to give any money spent on a retirement gift or party to A Carlinville Christmas. I want to make the 2017 holiday season even greater than last year.”
Lowrance was hired by Carlinville National Bank in August 1976 with five years’ previous employment with the bank as a proof machine operator. During her career, spanning more than 40 years, she was promoted to bookkeeping supervisor, general ledger clerk, cashier/controller and assistant vice president; she retired as vice president and human resources director. She has seen the bank grow from one bank with 15 employees to more than 200 employees in 13 communities in Illinois and Missouri.
“CNB has been very fortunate to have such a dedicated and heart-felt employee all these years,” said Regional President Gary Graham. “Becky understood the true meaning of community as most of her fellow employees were her friends and neighbors. She exuded the true essence of a community bank with her smile and contagious laugh. She will be sorely missed around our entire organization. We truly wish Becky the very best in her retirement.”
Becky Lowrance made a donation to A Carlinville Christmas instead of receiving a retirement gift or party. Pictured, from left, are Maylene Denby, Gary Graham, Becky Lowrance, Ron Young, Debbie Zilm and Roger Suhling.