Olive True McDowell 02-1981 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Cherokee – Mrs. Olive True McDowell, 79, died Saturday in a Cherokee hospital.
Funeral service will be held at 2 PM Monday in the Christian Church in Cherokee with the Rev. Eugene R. Spillman officiating. Members of the Rebekah Lodge and Eastern Star are requested to sit in a group. Burial will be in the Cherokee Municipal Cemetery under direction of Goodwin Funeral Home, Cherokee.
Memorials in her name may be made to the Alfalfa County Hospital with the funeral home to serve as custodian.
She was born January 1, 1902, in Ozark, Missouri, and moved to Nash with her parents at an early age. They later moved to Cherokee where she was graduated in 1922 from Cherokee High School. She worked in the Cherokee Cash Store, owned by C. H. Baker, until her marriage.
She married Earl McDowell on February 12, 1923, in Cherokee. They have lived here since.
The McDowell's operated the Cherokee Creamery for 57 years.
Mrs. McDowell worked on the election board 50 years. She was a member of the Christian Church, a 40 – year member of the Eastern Star, a 58 – year member of the Rebekah Lodge, Past Matron's Club, Past Noble Grand Club and the Senior Citizens Club of Cherokee.
Survivors include her husband, Earl, of the home; a son, Ralph Lynn of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Aaron (Earlene) Farney, Cherokee; four grandchildren; a brother, Bill West, Pratt, Kansas; three sisters, Mrs. Lois Hurley, Enid, Mrs. Cumma Moad, Sun City, Kansas, and Mrs. June Herrin, Wichita, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and a grandson.
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