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December 7, 2013

Mary Ann McDowell

Mary Ann McDowell, 80, of Terre Haute, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Kindred Southwood Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Aug. 3, 1933, in Terre Haute, to Victor and Mary (Maxwell) Raikes. She married Billy McDowell on Sept. 23, 1951. Mary Ann was a 1951 graduate of Garfield High School.

She was a member of Riley United Methodist Church. Mary Ann enjoyed cross-stitching and sewing. She doted on her grandchildren. Mary Ann will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister.

Mary Ann is survived by her sons, Kim (Ladonna) McDowell of Mobile, Ala., Kevin (Jan) McDowell of Carmel, and Kip (Patsy) McDowell of Owensboro, Ky.; grandchildren, Michele Derleth, Chrissy Flack, Michael McDowell, Daniel McDowell, and Jennifer McDowell; sister, Lillian (Curtis) Eisman; nephew, C.J. Eisman; niece, Leesa Bickle; special daughter-in-law, Julie McDowell-Denny; stepgrandchildren, Tyler, Grant, Neil, and Andy Dickman; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; an aunt and uncle; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Billy; her parents; grandson, Matthew McDowell; and a great-grandson, Matthew Kevin Howell.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Southwood and Dr. Deshpande for the care and love that they provided to not only Mary Ann, but also her family.

Per Mary Ann’s wishes, cremation was chosen. Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Roselawn Memorial Park. Roselawn Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at:

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