Dorothy L. McDowell

September 20, 1924 - July 29, 2008

09/20/1924 - 07/29/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Friday August 01, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Martin-MacLean-Altmeyer-Wellsville
509 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, OH 43968
330-532-1553 | Directions
Cemetery
Saturday August 02, 2008
Yellow Creek Cemetery
Route 45
Wellsville, OH 43968
330-532-1055 | Directions
Service
Saturday August 02, 2008
11:00 am
Martin-MacLean-Altmeyer-Wellsville
509 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, OH 43968
330-532-1553 | Directions
Visitation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Martin-MacLean-Altmeyer-Wellsville
509 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, OH 43968
330-532-1553 | Directions

OBITUARY NOTICE

Dorothy L. McDowell
Age 83

Our beloved mother, Dorothy L. McDowell peacefully departed this world on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 surrounded by her daughters at her home in Wellsville, Ohio.

She was born on September 20, 1924 in East Liverpool, Ohio, the daughter of the late Sarah E. Shepherd Congo and Fred W. Congo.

She was a member of Yellow Creek Presbyterian Church. Throughout the sixties, Mom was a nurse’s aid at East Liverpool City Hospital, a profession she truly enjoyed. Later she worked as a clerk/carrier at the Wellsville Post Office, retiring in 1984, after twenty-six years of service.

As Mom was a devoted mother to her two daughters who survive her and will dearly miss her, Sherrie E. Johnson Reese “Sonny” Lewis of Lisbon, Ohio and Cindy Johnson Blythe Steve Blythe of Salado, Texas. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Heather Veness Ward Phil Ward and two great-grandchildren, Gage and Laci Ward all of Temple, Texas; two sisters also survive her, Irene Jewell and Gladys Clark of Salineville, Ohio as well as one brother, Fred R. Congo of Jesup, Georgia. Her faithful companion, “Beau” also survives her.

In addition to her parents, Mom was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. McDowell.

While Mom enjoyed many hobbies, her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She served her country in the United States Army from 1945 to 1952, serving in both World War II and Korea. The highlight of her service time was serving in Japan with General MacArthur.

Mom will be laid to rest at 11:00 AM Saturday, August 2, 2008 at the Wellsville Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes with Father J. Lee Martin of Christ the King Anglican Church in Columbiana officiating.

Burial will follow in Yellow Creek Cemetery, where the Tri State Burial Group along with the Honor Guard of the West Virginia National Guard will accord full military honors.

Friends may call at the funeral home in Wellsville on Friday, August 1, 2008 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

In addition to flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, Hospice House, 9803 Sharod Road, Poland, Ohio 44514

Rest in peace, Mom, we will miss you !

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Murdo Urquhart
8 years ago

Are hearts are with You.

The Murdo Urquhart Family

Gary Garner
8 years ago

Cindy,

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You, Steve and Your Family. I will have copies of the Telegram for Steve when you return.

Once again my sincere condolences.

Gary Garner

mik and carol bowdler
8 years ago

Dear Sherrie

I was thinking about you and your mom just this week. Wondering if you were still in Wellsville because I was trying to locate a place there. So when I read this obituary it was quite a shock. Mick just lost his mother and understands the loss you and your sister and extended family must feel. Your moms your mom and leaves a great void. our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Birdie Sherwood
8 years ago

Dear Sherrie,

We know the past couple of years have been difficult. You are in our prayers. You have our deepest sympathy.

Bill and Birdie

Murdo Urquhart
8 years ago

Our hearts are with You.

The Murdo Urquhart Family

Randy & Robert Reed
8 years ago

Sherrie,

Please accept our deepest sympathy , Our prayers are with you and your family

Tom Bowman
8 years ago

Sherrie,you are in my thoughts and prayers.Please understand that I am not ready to visit a funeral home now. It is good that you got her home in time.Love and Peace,Tom.

Carroll Ammon
8 years ago

Your Mom was a very special lady. My late husband and I lived in the house in front of her on Main St. for awhile. She always had a smile and always said hello. My condolences. Carroll Ammon