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CLINTON - June R. McDowell, 90, of Clinton, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at Providence Health Care in St. Mary of the Woods. She was born on March 21, 1927, in New Goshen to Charles and Emma (Gould) Hargrave.
June is survived by her children, James McDowell Jr. of Universal, Sandy Snyder of Universal, Myra Higgs of Ingleside, Texas, Edward McDowell and wife Lorri of Universal, Evelyn Clark of New Goshen, Robert McDowell and wife Gail of New Goshen, Carol Davitto of Clinton, and Jeffrey McDowell and wife Denise of Clinton; brother, Bill Hargrave of Brazil; sister, Beverly Lowe of Terre Haute; 18 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James E. McDowell Sr.; daughter, Debra McDowell; sister, Helen Kaiser; brother, Charles Hargrave; and close friend and sister-in-law, Betty McDowell.
June graduated from Fayette High School. She married James McDowell Sr. on March 27, 1948, and together they raised nine children. June worked for 10 years as a press operator at Columbia House Records and then for 10 years at Union Hospital in the laundry department.
Always a card shark, June loved to play and win card games, especially double solitaire. She enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles. Most of all, June loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. She will be truly missed.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kent Beckman officiating. June will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at:
Published on October 2, 2017
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