The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

July 17, 2013

Madeline McDowell

OTTUMWA — Madeline McDowell, 95, of Greeley, formerly of Ottumwa, passed away at Grace Pointe on July 14, 2013.

She was born March 13, 1918, to Earl and Flossie (Strang) Hem in Davis County. She married Edwin J. McDowell in Ottumwa in 1938. He passed away in 1982.

She graduated from Selma High School in Davis County in 1936. She attended Davis Street Christian Church in Ottumwa.

Madeline was a homemaker for a number of years and worked at Ottumwa Hospital and Indian Hills Community College. She and Edwin later went on to own and operate their own antique shop for 25 years.

Her passion was her antique shop. She enjoyed traveling to Lake of the Ozarks with Edwin. In 1989, she made a very special friend in Alvie Roberts, and they loved to travel and especially enjoyed Branson, Mo. He passed away in 2002. She also loved spending time with Buddy and Walker, her "granddogs."

She is survived by her son, Doug (Cindy) McDowell of Evans, Colo.; grandchildren, Scott (Jenny) McDowell and their children, Casey and Emily of Lakeville, Minn.; Heather (Jason) Spelic and their children, Adam and Nora, Cincinnati, Ohio; Sarah McDowell (Mario Flores) and their son, Edwin of Athens, Ohio; stepgrandchildren, Jeremy (Laci) Jacks and their children, Nathan Held-Jacks, Jaylin Jacks and Kaylea Jacks, all of Greeley; Donald Jacks and Joshua Jacks, both of Evans, Colo; nieces, Lura Carr and Sherrill Helm, both of Ottumwa; and nephew, Earl Clifford Hem of San Diego, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Edwina McDowell; siblings, Merle Porter, Obert Hem and Gloria Hem; and a number of good friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 1 at the Allnutt Macy Chapel. Inurnment will be held in Mount Gilead Cemetery in Davis County in October.

Memorial contributions may be made to the America Cancer Society in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.

Friends may view the online obituary and send condolences at www.allnutt.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • 0725 OTT obit Jerald Fenton photo -T -M Jerald Fenton PLANO — Funeral services for Jerald Fenton, 88, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fielding Funeral Home, Chariton. Interment will be held in the Brushy Cemetery, Plano. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. He is the

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0725 OTT obit Aldonna Isaacson photo -T -M Aldonna Isaacson OTTUMWA — Aldonna Isaacson, 96, of Ottumwa, formerly of Mena, Arkansas, died at 12:45 a.m. July 23, 2014, at Vista Woods Care Center. She was born March 31, 1918, in Ottumwa to John and Sarah Burtlow Dickerson. She married Edward A. Isaacson. He pr

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lynnā Baird BLOOMFIELD — Lynn? Baird, 65, of Bloomfield, died July 23, 2014, at the Hospice House in Ottumwa. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield; Pastor Jim Matheney officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF C

    July 24, 2014

  • Paula Whipple OSKALOOSA — Paula Whipple, 46, of Oskaloosa, died July 23, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. As was Paula’s wish, her body has been cremated. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel

    July 24, 2014

  • 0725 OTT obit Lowell Sims photo -T -M Lowell Sims RUSSELL — Services for Lowell D. Sims will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, located in Russell. Interment will take place following services in the Russell Cemetery. Visitation will take place an hour prior at the church. He is s

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Miley Breese BIRMINGHAM — Miley Jo Christine Breese, 5-month-old daughter of Sarah Hervey and Jacob Breese of 155 W. Cedar St., died at 4:41 p.m. July 23, 2014, at University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.

    July 24, 2014

  • Joseph Townsley OSKALOOSA — Joseph F. Townsley, 87, of Oskaloosa, died July 23, 2014, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Bates Funeral Chapel; Rev. Robb Bruns officiating. Burial will be in the

    July 24, 2014

  • Marlene Stage BIRMINGHAM — Marlene L. Stage, 79, of Birmingham, died at 10:40 p.m. July 22, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Her body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Saviour’s Luther

    July 24, 2014

  • 0724 OTT obit Roger Williams photo -T -L -M Roger Williams OTTUMWA — Roger A. Williams, 61, of 1301 S. Milner St., died at 2:04 p.m. July 22, 2014, at Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa.He was born February 19, 1953, in Ottumwa to John and Kathryn Roth Williams. He married Denise Nasalroad on September

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Aldonna Isaacson OTTUMWA — Aldonna Isaacson, 96, of Ottumwa, formerly of Mena, Arkansas, died at 12:45 a.m. July 23, 2014, at Vista Woods Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.

    July 23, 2014

Obituaries
Record
Facebook
AP National