Geraldine McDowell, 84, of Marmaduke, Ark., passed from this life Friday, July 27, 2012, at Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould, Ark.
She was born Sept. 16, 1927, to the late Homer and Iva Smith Rutledge in Greene County, Ark.
She was married to Gerald McDowell on May 9, 1945, in Greene County, and was of the Methodist belief.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald McDowell; parents, Homer and Iva Rutledge; one son, Phil McDowell, and two brothers, Bernard Rutledge and Gary Rutledge.
She is survived by two sons, Tony McDowell and Ricky McDowell; two brothers, Gail Rutledge and Barry Rutledge; one sister, Mikie Lou Coates; four grandchildren, Tonya Drope, Nicki McDowell, Shannon McDowell, and Shawn McDowell; eight great-grandchildren, Tyler McDowell, Zackary McDowell, Lucy McDowell, Jack McDowell, Abigale McDowell, Chelsea Drope, Colby Drope and Jayden Drope, along with a host of other relatives and friends.
A celebration of her life was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 29, in the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Marmaduke.
Burial followed in the Ramer's Chapel Cemetery at Marmaduke.
To send your condolences to the family, you may sign the online guest book at www.irbyfuneralhome.com.