|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1922|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 1982|
William D "Bill" Dowell, 59, of 1227 Davis Dr, an employee of Fairfield Mfg Co, died at 9:15 PM Thursday in St. Elizabeth Hospital. He had been in ill health since June 18 and hospitalized this time for two days.
Born in Tippecanoe Co, he was reared in the Remington area and was a graduate of Gilboa High School; he briefly attended Indiana University. He had lived in Lafayette since his marriage on May 27, 1950 to Eloise French, an employee of the Tippecanoe County Recorder's Office.
Mr. Dowell had been employed as as a grinder at Fairfield Mfg Co for 31 years. He attended Chirst United Methodist Church and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 347 and Fairfield Athletic Association.
Surviving with the widow are four daughters, Miss Vonda Dowell, Mrs. Michael (Karen) Eastridge, Mrs. Timothy (Beverly) Minniear, and Mrs. Michael (Mary) Corbin, all of Lafayette; one sister, Mrs. Wayne (Lois) Cooper of Goodland; and two brothers, Robert S Dowell of Lafayette and Paul L Dowell of Remington. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren: David William Eastridge, Daniel Joseph Eastridge, Brian Walker Minniear, Lindsay Renay Minniear, Kelsey Lynn Minniear and Rebekah Courtney Corbin. Preceded in death by a brother, Erman, and an infant sister, Betty Jane. Those desiring may contribute in memoriam to the Heart Association or American Cancer Society.
--Lafayette Journal & Courier - Sat 8/21/1982
**Two additional grandchildren, William Michael Corbin and Katey Marie Corbin were born.
Claude Dowell (1896 - 1961)
Mary "Ada" Thompson Dowell (1900 - 1969)
Erman Lee Dowell (1918 - 1977)*
William Dale Dowell (1922 - 1982)
Betty Jane Dowell (1924 - 1926)*
Robert Sherman Dowell (1928 - 1985)*
Lois Evelyn Dowell Cooper (1930 - 1997)*
Paul Leon Dowell (1937 - 2008)*
Tippecanoe Memory Gardens
Plot: Apostle St. Mark
Created by: Vonda
Record added: Sep 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59434196
I miss you, Dad... Love from Vonda|
Added: Oct. 12, 2010