|Birth: ||May 14, 1911|
|Death: ||Jan. 18, 1996|
Verna maiden name was Chapman.
Corvallis Gazette-Times Jan 20, 1996 page A3
Verna Lela McDowell
May 14, 1911-Jan. 18, 1996
Verna Lela McDowell of Sweet Home died Thursday at Timberview Care Center in Albany. She was 84.
She was born in Ewart, Iowa, the daughter of William and Olive (Smart) Chapman. She grew up and was educated in Iowa. She married Eugene S. Hollingsworth in 1927, he died in 1944. She married John W. McDowell in 1945, he also preceded her in death in 1979. She was a Corvallis reside since the late 1930's. working as a homemaker except for a few years during World War II when she worked at Beaver Cabinets. She moved from Corvallis in 1993 to be with daughter Doris in Sweet Home.
Verna enjoyed needlework and flower gardening. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Chintimini Senior Center.
Survives include daughters Verna Irene Leder of Kelso, Wash., Doris May Conklin of Sweet Home, Edith Marie Murry of Norman, Okla., and Nellie Irene Christianson of Sweet Home; a son, John McDowell Jr. of Washington, a sister Dollie Knox of Iowa, 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sisters, three brothers and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 in McHenry Funeral Home Chapel. Private burial will follow at Crystal Lake Cemetery. the Rev. James Rehley will officiate. Contributions in her name may be made to Evergreen Hospice in care of McHenry Funeral Home, 206 N.W. Fifth St. Corvallis, OR 97330.
John W McDowell (1906 - 1979)*
Crystal Lake Cemetery
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