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.
Cecil Bliss Betterton
Cecil Bliss Betterton, age 84, of Webb City, Mo., passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014, following an illness.
Scottie I. (May) Eldridge
Scottie Ilene (May) Eldridge, 84, of Riverton, Kan., passed from this life on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Quaker Hill Nursing Home.
June A. Blalock
Mrs. June Adair Maddy Blalock, of Joplin, Mo., departed this life on March 9, 2014, at her residence after a recent decline in health.
Robert L. "Bob" Clement, age 88, Joplin, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his residence.
James "Barney" Cooney
James "Barney" Cooney, 82, of Joplin, passed away peacefully Monday morning, March 10, 2014, after a brief illness.
Clarence Glenn Beezley Jr.
Clarence "Glenn" Beezley Jr., age 83, of Oronogo, Mo., passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at his residence.
Larry Dale Creger
Larry Dale Creger, age 73, passed away suddenly at his home in Graham, N.C., on Friday, March 7, 2014
John Thomas "Tom" Periman
John Thomas "Tom" Periman, a life-long resident of Carthage, Mo., passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at his home.
Ted B. Evans Sr.
Ted made his last road trip from Carthage on March 7, 2014 to a heavenly home, where he will meet many friends and family. He will be there waiting for us all. Ted was born on September 15, 1934 in Joplin, Missouri. Ted was the son of Ramon A. Evans and Dorothy Elizabeth (Beatty) Evans. Ted attended grade school in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, moving to Carthage with his parents in May 1947. He attended 8th grade at Hawthorne School and graduated from Carthage High School in 1952. Ted was the director of the CHS Band and Pep Band. He graduated in 1956 from Westminster College, Fulton, Mo, with a Liberal Art Degree, where Ted formed and directed the band. He also received a music scholarship to Tulsa University. Ted joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity and attended Sigma Chi leadership school in 1954 at Hanover College, Indiana.
Elsie "Irene" Niles
Elsie "Irene" Niles, age 91, passed away at 3:33 a.m., Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Quaker Hill Nursing Center, Lowell, Kan., following an illness.
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