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Velma Lorene (Freeman) Dowell

Velma Lorene Dowell, 82, of Stillwater, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2002 at the Stillwater Medical Center at Stillwater. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 26 at the Church of Christ with Richard Poe and Mike Snider officiating. Interment was at Fairlawn Cemetery in Stillwater under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Velma Lorene Dowell was born July 16,1920 to Albert and Irene (White) Freeman in Arnett. Mrs. Dowell attended grade school at the Bishop community southwest of Arnett. On September 24, 1939 she married John B. Dowell in Elk City and the couple resided near Arnett on his grandfather's farm. In 1946 they moved to northeast of Perkins where they had a dairy farm. In 958 they moved to Stillwater.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. Her hobby was hand embroidery with her hand work going to many places, some of which has which has gone over seas.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Oren Freeman and Frank Freeman. She is survived by her husband John B. Dowell; a daughter, Louise King of Stillwater; a brother, Bill Freeman and his wife Loraine, of Fargo; three sisters, Lillie Geer and her husband Shorty f Del City, Willa Mae Rissman and her husband Vern of Littleton, Colorado, and Jessie Dowell of Woodward, a granddaughter, Janet Duncan and her husband Sean of Stillwater and two great grandchildren, Vivian Duncan and Brody Duncan also of Stillwater.

Obit transcribed by Webmaster from unknown Ellis County newspaper submitted by Linda Fox



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