JOPLIN, MO — Cecil R. Dowell, 75, left this world to go run trot lines in Heaven at the River of Life, July 21, 2010. Mr. Dowell was born Feb. 22, 1935, to Margarite Wilma (Wynn) and Orville Dowell in Webb City. He lived in this area all his life. Cecil worked for Sperry-Vickers for 24 years until they closed. He then became an over-the-road-truck driver until his retirement. Cecil had a quick wit, was always telling jokes and laughing. He kept us all entertained. Cecil married Ursalee (Byrd) on April 22, 1982. She survives. Also surviving are his children, Bob Dowell and Debbie, of Costa Rica, Ron Dowell and Simone, of Carl Junction, Mo., Tim Dowell and Lisa, of California, Wynn (Dowell) Smith and Sonya, of Oregon, John (Dowell) Smith and Lisa, of Joplin, Stephen Dowell and Roanna, of Joplin, Jenny Fort, of Seneca, Mo., Tammy Osborn and LeRoy, of Wyandotte, Okla., Kandi Anderson and Donnie, of Joplin, Debbie Collins, of Webb City, Jack Harper Jr. and Dobie, of Elm road, Scott Harper and Michelle, of Joplin, Jeff Harper, of Wyandotte, Okla., Regina Fowler, of Neosho, Mo., Missy Harper, of Joplin, Kennith Harper and Bobbie of Galena, Kan. Also surviving are 27 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. (If there are any more we aren’t aware of please contact the family. Dad threw a wide loop,, but he loved us all!) Mr. Dowell was preceded in death by his parents and beloved stepfather, Robert McFadden (Daddy Bob). Dad’s family will hold graveside services Monday at 10 a.m., July 26, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Webb City.
Rev. Harry Winnett, age 82, of Gautier, Miss., a former Joplin, Mo., resident, passed away at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Donald Edwin Bassett
Donald Edwin Bassett, 85, of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away on July 30, 2014.
Albert Lee Greenlee
Albert Lee Greenlee, of Galena, Kan., went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, surrounded by family and friends.
Ralph Andy Slaughter
Ralph Andy Slaughter, 75, Grove, Okla., formerly of Neosho, died July 30, 2014, at the Grove Nursing Center in Grove.
Carolyn B. Pendergraft
Carolyn Rial Pendergraft, age 78, of Joplin, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2014, at Joplin Health and Rehabilitation with family at her side.
Cindy Showers lost her battle with cancer July 14, 2014, at 10:08 a.m. at the home she shared with her sister. Her family surrounded her with love. Her attitude since she was diagnosed was one of strength and calmness. Her soul was caring and giving.
Jan. 28, 1937 - July 30, 2011
Etta Ionie Toney, age 87, formerly of Joplin, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Choctaw Memorial Hospital, Hugo, Okla.
Jay Samuel Rodney
Jay Samuel Rodney, 91, died Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Burgis Maynard Taber, 94, born March 14, 1920, entered Glory on July 27, 2014.
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