Rosalie Dowell

Rosalie Dowell (August 1, 2013)

Rosalie Dowell, 70, of Crawfordsville, Ind., passed away Friday, July 26 at her home.  

Born Aug. 29, 1942, in Crab Orchard, Ky., Rosalie was a daughter of the late Henry Clay Blanton and Evelyn Reynolds Blanton Taylor.  She attended school at Waynesburg and was the widow of Hubert Dowell, whom she married Jan. 16, 1965, in Crawfordsville. He passed away Feb. 14, 2010. Mrs. Dowell was a charter and faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church in Indiana. She worked at Sommer Metalcraft, Impex and then with Ben Hur Nursing Home, retiring from there. She loved to play piano, visit people in the nursing home and spend time with her grandkids.

Survivors include four daughters, Ronda (Steve Beyerle) Blanton of Louisville and Vonda (Brian) Shively, Angie (Brian) Watkins and Susan (David) Chambers, all of Crawfordsville, Ind.; four sisters, Joan Swallows, Hazel Manuel, Etta Bailey and Connie Fowler; five grandsons, Carl, Tory, Dustin, Brian Jr. and Brennan; three granddaughters, Stephanie, Megan and Danielle; and a great-granddaughter, Amy.

Funeral services were July 30 at Friendship Baptist Church in Indiana with Rev. Chris Horton officiating.  Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery North.  

Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

Contributions in memory of Rosalie Dowell can be made to the Friendship Baptist Church, 1981 W. Oak Hill Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.