Florence Irene Dowell of Commerce died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami, Okla., after an illness. She was 80.
Mrs. Dowell was born Aug. 14, 1927, in Tuttle, Okla., to Elba and Florence (Hyde) Roland. She lived in the Commerce area for 56 years.
She was a member of Southeast Baptist Church in Commerce, Okla. She had a daycare in her home for many years and she was a homemaker.
She married Jimmey Dowell on Aug. 16, 1944, in Iola, Kan. He preceded her in death on June 6, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Jimmey Dowell.
Survivors include one daughter, Pat Woodworth of Commerce; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Dowell of Roundrock, Texas; one brother, Howard Baldridge of Dallas, Texas; one sister-in-law, Leta Dowell of Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren, Jimmy and Mary Dushane, Ronnie and Tasha Dowell, Ricky and Carye Dowell and Randy Dowell; stepgrandchild, Frosty Woodworth, and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Southeast Baptist Church in Commerce. The Rev. Jerry VonMoss will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Dushane, Ronny Dowell, Ricky Dowell, Jerry Blankship, Randy Dowell and Bob Goodrich. Honorary pallbearers will be Frosty Woodworth, Mike Dowell, Richard Dowell, Bill Dowell and Wyatt Chuckluck.
Interment will be in Fields Cemetery, southeast of Grove, Okla.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Southeast Baptist Church in Commerce.
Services are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami.