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.
Louis W. "Lou" Denny, age 94, Carthage, passed away at 3:12 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at his residence.
Billy Ray Box
Billy Ray "Bill" Box, age 55, of Neosho, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.
Walter R. Simpson
Walter Russell Simpson, 73, passed away at Mercy Hospital Joplin, Mo., Dec. 5, 2013.
Carol Ann Knippel, age 65, Joplin, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at a local healthcare center after a sudden illness.
Tanya E. Spurgeon
Tanya Elaine Spurgeon, 61, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Joplin, Mo.
Isaac J. Streeter
Isaac James Streeter, age 6, a resident of Tijeras, N.M., died Dec. 4, 2013.
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Bernice C. Higgins
Bernice Cantrell Higgins, age 90, of Joplin, passed away at 11:42 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Freeman West Hospital following an extended illness.
Eleanor Lucille Line Garrison passed away Dec. 4, 2013, in Rockport, Texas.
Betty J. Groff
Betty Jean Groff, 79, of Russellville, Ark., formerly of Carl Junction died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center.
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