Ella M. Dowler, age 62, of The Plains, Ohio, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on July 7, 2019 from her residence.
Ella was born January 4, 1957 in Nelsonville, Ohio to Chester Woodrum and Margaret Henderson Woodrum. She was a 1975 graduate of Nelsonville High School; formerly worked at Speedway in Nelsonville and Athens, Wal-Mart in Athens, Little Italy Pizza in The Plains, and Tammy’s Restaurant in Nelsonville; and was former owner of J.J.’s Pizza in Nelsonville.
Surviving are her husband of 42 years, David Dowler; children, Mike (Amanda) Dowler of Albany, Joe (Harley) Dowler of the Plains, and Ashley (Jay) Shapiro of Athens; grandchildren, Dustin, Abigail , Baylee, Brody, Peyton, Tyler, Jack, Brianna, Lilly, Alyssa, and Aubrey; sisters, Mary Fierce of Nelsonville, Barbara Tigner of Nelsonville, Linda Hudnell of Lancaster, Brenda Russell of Nelsonville, and Wilma (Jim) McDonald of Nelsonville; brother Jim (Jan) Woodrum of Nelsonville; sister in-law Mary Woodrum; special friends, Cindy McFerren of The Plains, Tammy Lee, Dona Christian, and pals Darrell & Diane Clark; and her dog Winston.
Ella was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Reva Rutter, Lorretta Kimmey, and Kathy Zarley; brother David Woodrum; and her dog Chunkers.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, Ohio. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens, Athens, Ohio.
Calling hours were observed Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to St. Jude Hospital.
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