Mrs. Dowdy was member of the Heartland Quilting Guild and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter.
On March 9, 1968 she was united in marriage to Gary Don Dowdy in Dexter. Mr. Dowdy preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 2011.
She is survived by one son, Brian Dowdy of Sikeston; by one brother, Charles Sitton of Sikeston and by two sisters, Marian Chittenden of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Joyce Clark of Dexter.
Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 from 5 until 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter.
Interment will follow in the Armstead-Dowdy Cemetery.