Elsie Marie McDowell of Galion, Ohio, the daughter of the late Clair Ross and Anna Schulte Todd, was born March 6, 1938 in Haysville, Pa. and died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at the Marion General Hospital after an extended illness, at the age of 64. Mrs. McDowell attended the Community Christian Church of Galion. She was employed as a seamstress at the former Caleb V. Smith and later worked at Urban Industries in Galion. She loved to sew, knit and crochet and the Atlanta Braves. On Feb. 23, 1957 she was united in marriage Paul E. McDowell, he survives. Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Valeda Tanner of Galion, Ohio, Karen A. Dolen of Winfield, Tenn., Gale A. Studer and Marlene S. Leme, both of Bucyrus, Ohio; by three sons, Paul E. Awbrey and Robert R. McDowell, both of Galion, Ohio, and Mark A. McDowell of Bucyrus, Ohio; by 28 grandchildren; by 42 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Violet Tanner of Galion, Ohio and Clara Stanfield of Willard, Ohio. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, one great-grandson, two sisters, and four brothers. Visitation will be held at the Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion, Ohio, Thursday, June 6 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the Community Christian Church in Galion, Ohio at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 7 with Dr. Daniel A. Turner officiating. Interment will follow at the Iberia Cemetery in Iberia, Ohio with Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society.