Willadean  Dowell


Willadean Dowell, 91, of Shepardsville, went to her heavenly home on March 20, 2019. She had been cared for in her home by various family members and Southern Care Hospice for the last several months. She spent the days surrounded by family and friends, who showered her with love and support.
She was born on February 5, 1928. She was the third child of Carl. F. Brockmeier and Linnie (White) Brockmeier, and they preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, William (Bill) Dowell, who died on October 21, 2014; five siblings, Betty, Lee, Chuck, Les and Shirley; and four children, Linnie Lou, William R. (Randy), Tim and Paul.
Willadean was a current member of Trinity Church and lived according to her Christian beliefs. She was an accomplished seamstress and worked at it from her preteen years until a few years ago, when she was slowed by health issues. We all cherish the items Mom sewed for us throughout the years.
Willadean is survived by four children, Cassie (Kent) Cook, Dee (Larry) Tackett, Rick (Sue) Dowell and Skyra Edington; a brother, Fred (Sharon) Brockmeier; over 100 combined grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all of us who loved her.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Frist Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Frist Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pleasantview Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at:
Published on March 21, 2019
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Joyce and Larry Mattick
Mar 30, 2019
She was such a special lady. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Mar 29, 2019
Grandma is an angel for many of us and we all received lessons we will share with our children. Grandma never let life get her down and no matter what sitiuation she faced she faced it with our Heavenly father. many individuals are believers but our grandma was not just a believer she lived as if God was living within her. mostly it is because he did. i will never forget the time i walked home in the dark and grandma said have a seat grandpa and I wanna have a talk. this was shortly after my father had went to be with our Heavenly father. I never remember them raising their voice but you could hear the concern in their voice when they said even though your in a small town where everyone know...s one another you never know who may be passing through. what if someone does not see you walking home late at night and you were hit by a car? They told me they loved me but the rules of if the street lights are on you must be inside for the night. It was lessons like that that I feel our children should have. it was a loving way of teaching right from wrong. Each year for my birthday she would make me my favorite homemade dish her veggie soup and my favorite a chocolate pie. it may seem small but grandma always remembered even though she had many birthdays to remember that I did not like cake and she always had me my favorite pie. She loved with every breath she had and she did not just grow her wings and become our angel... she was always our angel but now is with her King watching over us. Forever I will remember the lessons in love grandma and I love you to the heavens and back! Im sure grandpa is glad to have you in his arms and your children in heaven. .we will meet again grandma lots of love till them... and hug your great grandson for me and daddy! tell each loved one I love them to the heavens and back!Read more
William lee Dowell
Mar 22, 2019
As a young boy my grandmother Willadean took me to church every Sunday and most Wednesday’s I was a trouble makiner around ten and she caught me climbing the antenna on the firehouse at the park and tanned my hide home and explained what if I were to fall from up there I had to be80 or so feet up they built a box around it so kids couldn’t do it nomote but that lesson stuck with me and since then has brought me out of a few dare devil situations where I know I should not have been but one thought of the ol’ lady saying what if u were to fall I stop an turn around
Mary Lou
Mar 21, 2019
Willadean was a shining example of the the generosity and love dispensed by the Brockmeier women of her generation and those before her. Never did she hesitate to share whatever was required to one who needed to be cared for. As a little girl,I looked up to her, and as a young woman, I wanted to be like her. As an elderly woman, I still do. We will be together again. I love you, Willadean