Eleanor Ruth McDowell, 85, of Patoka, passed away on Saturday, March13, 2021 at North River Health Campus in Evansville. She was born on August 5, 1935 in Hazleton to Eldon and Helen (Meade) Jones. Eleanor was a homemaker and a member of Patoka United Methodist Church. She was a Master Gardner and a member of the Red Hat Society, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the Cinderella Homemakers. She enjoyed fishing and antiques.
Eleanor is survived by her husband of 67 years, Jackson Burton McDowell; children, Susan Froyd (Stephen) of Princeton and Mark McDowell (Joyce) of Wakarusa; grandchildren, Blain McDowell (Casey) of Ada, MI, Aaron McDowell (Lindsey) of Westfield and Meagan Froyd of Atlanta, GA; great grandchildren, Paige and Brooke McDowell and Thea McDowell; and sister, Eloise Siebrase of Greencastle.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Donovan and Gary Jones.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, officiated by Pastor Kenny Armitage. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Hazleton. A visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6100 Dutchman Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284, alz.org or Patoka United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 206, Patoka, IN 47666.
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