Lavon ” Barb” Dowell

Lavon “Barb” Dowell, 89, of Harmony, Indiana, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care, April 16, 2016 following a brief illness.

Barb was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on December 19, 1926, the daughter of Cecil “Red” and Ethel (Young) Dickerson. Barb married Glen Dowell January 19, 1946 in Indianapolis. They recently celebrated their 70th anniversary. She worked for Lynn’s Pharmacy as a clerk for nearly 37 years and retired at the age of 83. She loved working for the Hostetler family and truly appreciated their friendship. Barb enjoyed working in her flower garden, taking evening drives with her husband and her dog Zoe and going shopping.

In September 2015 Barb was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ at Good Tidings Tabernacle with her family.

She was preceded in death by her sister Wynema Bell.

She is survived by her husband Glen Dowell of Harmony; children: Carolyn Taylor of Rockville, Indiana, Mike Dowell and wife Judy of Harmony and Debbie Pierce and husband Larry of Brazil; grandchildren: Mark Taylor and wife Heather of Brazil, Matt Taylor and wife Kristine of Treasure Island, Florida, Travis Dowell and wife Marsha of Brazil, Brian Pierce and wife Natalie of Brazil, Drew Pierce of Portland, Oregon, Brad Pierce and wife Christa of Brazil, and Ashley Lear and husband Brooks of Brazil; greatgrandchildren: Kya Taylor, Katalina Taylor, Samantha Dowell, Christian Dowell, Justin Dowell, Sarah Dowell, Sloan Pierce, Caitlyn Skelton, Lincoln Pierce, Jameson Pierce, and Peyton Lear.

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 11:00am-1:00pm. Services will follow at the funeral home at 1:00pm with Pastor Jeff Harpole officiating. Committal services will be held at Clearview Cemetery following the funeral. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Clay County Humane Society PO Box 277 Brazil, Indiana 47834. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.