Mildred McDowell

Friday, August 24, 2007

Mildred Lucille McDowell, 82, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at the Caruthersville Nursing Center.

Born Jan. 31, 1925, in Briar, Mo., daughter of the late Elmer and Mollie Roberts Sutton, she was a graduate of Doniphan High School and a member of the Church of Christ in Caruthersville.

On Nov. 3, 1946, in Doniphan, she married Dewey McDowell, who preceded her in death on June 20, 1981. She was also preceded in death by one son, Ganam Lee McDowell and one sister, Dorothy Chaney.

Survivors include two sons, Mike McDowell and wife, Paula, of Decatur, Texas and Doug McDowell and wife, Gwyn, of Caruthersville; five grandchildren, Sherry Owen, Laura Martin, and Seth, Adam and Sara McDowell and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Central Church of Christ with Mike McDowell and Seth McDowell officiating.

Burial was in the Doniphan City Cemetery.

H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.