Rosalie Dowell

Aug. 29, 1942-July 26, 2013

Rosalie Dowell, 70, of Crawfordsville, passed away Friday afternoon in her home.

Born Aug. 29, 1942 in Crab Orchard, Ky., she was the daughter of Henry Clay Blanton and Evelyn Reynolds Blanton Taylor. She attended school at Waynesburg. She married Hubert Dowell on Jan. 16, 1965 in Crawfordsville. He passed away Feb. 14, 2010.

Mrs. Dowell was a charter member and faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church. She worked at Sommer Metalcraft, Impex and then with Ben Hur Nursing Home, retiring from there. She loved to play piano, visit people in the nursing home and spend time with her grandkids.

Survivors include four daughters, Ronda (Steve Beyerle) Blanton of Louisville, Ky., Vonda (Brian) Shively, Angie (Brian) Watkins and Susan (David) Chambers, all of Crawfordsville; five grandsons Carl, Tory, Dustin, Brian Jr. and Brennan; three granddaughters Stephanie, Megan and Danielle; one great-granddaughter, Amy; and four sisters, Joan Swallows, Hazel Manuel, Etta Bailey and Connie Fowler.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Friendship Baptist Church, led by Rev. Chris Horton. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

Contributions in memory of Rosalie Dowell can be made to the Friendship Baptist Church, 1981 W. Oak Hill Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Online condolences may be made at