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Betty Jean Dowell

May 15, 1930 February 28, 2018
Betty  Jean Dowell
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Obituary for Betty Jean Dowell

Betty Jean Dowell, 87-year-old longtime Vinita resident, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at her son’s home in Chelsea. She was born on May 15, 1930 in Cardin, Oklahoma to Francis Marion Davis and Nellie Mae (Simpson) Davis. Betty attended White Oak Schools growing up. She married Donald Leslie Dowell on December 20, 1947 in Vinita, Oklahoma, he preceded her death May 16, 1996.
Betty was a long-time employee of Eastern State Hospital as a health aide and retired from there. She really enjoyed handcrafts, going painting classes and making ceramics.
Preceding her in death was her parents, husband, a son, Francis Bryan Dowell, a sister, Nadine Mae Sooter, and a brother, Samuel Wayne Davis and granddaughter, Stephanie Barton.
The family includes; a son, Billy Dowell of Chelsea, a daughter, Neva Moore of Vinita; a sister, Mary Johnson of Siloam Springs; eight grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and two-great-great-grandchildren.
The celebration of life service will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM, at the Family Praise Center in Vinita, with Pastor Jerry Ogdon officiating. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are by the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home of Vinita.

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11:00 AM 3/2/2018 11:00:00 AM
Family Praise Center

330 Dwain Willis Ave
Vinita, Oklahoma 74301

Family Praise Center
330 Dwain Willis Ave Vinita 74301 Oklahoma
United States

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