Jeanne Hollis McDowell

Services for Jeanne Hollis McDowell, 89, Lawrence, will be at Overbrook United Methodist Church on Wednesday October 10th, visitation at 10AM, Services at 11:00AM.

Mrs. McDowell died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2012 at her home.

She was born Nov. 14, 1922 in Osage County, the daughter of William and Stella McCracken Hollis. She Graduated from Overbrook High School in 1939 and earned her bachelors degree at KU in 1945.

Jeanne married Harlan McDowell in March 1945 in Lawrence, Kansas.

Survivors include two sons; Steve and wife Kathy McDowell, Lawrence, Robert and wife Christina McDowell, Kansas City, MO., one sister Emily Pfitsch, Grinnell, Iowa, one brother; Robert Hollis, Lawrence, and 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, and brother William Hollis.

In lieu of flowers family suggest memorials made to Overbrook Public Library or the Overbrook United Methodist Church. Sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, KS 66044

Messages & Condolences

From Kay Kennedy...

Bob and Judy,

I am so sorry that Jeanne was here at her new home for such a short time. She will be missed by those of us who were fortunate to have come in contact with her. I know it is a loss for both of you and the other family members.

Kay Kennedy

From Joe Goodding...

Robert, Christina, Sarah & Abby,
I’m sorry I missed your mother/grandmother’s service this morning. May your sorrow & grief be healing and may you & your mom/grandmom be held in love.
Your friend Joe

From David Hinson...

Steve&Family So very sorry to hear obout Jeanne. She was a great lady and a pleasure to know. Take Care

From Clint and Danielle Goodrich...

To Jeanne’s family,
We did not know Jeanne for very long. We bought her old farm house from her this year. During the short time we knew Jeanne, we knew she was a very special lady, full of life, full of humor, full of warmth. We know she’ll be greatly missed, and our thoughts are with all of her loved ones.

Clint and Danielle Goodrich

From Pat and Jim Brady...

Steve and Kathy-
We are so sorry for your loss. So glad all of you were with her.
Remember the good times and she is now in a safe place.

Pat and Jim

From Cynthia Erhart...

Robert, Chris, Sarah and Abby;
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know she will be greatly missed. Try to find comfort in all of the good times and laughter that you all shared. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time.

Love-Cynthia Erhart

From April Davies...

Steve, Kathy, Bob, and Chris,
Grandma Jeanne was a great woman who touched many people. I fondly remember Easter at her house and playing/hunting/hiding around the farm. She welcomed all of us with smiles and open arms.


From Robbie and Mahlon Strahm & Elaine Norris...

Steve, Kathy, Bob, Chris and kids:
So sorry to hear about Jeanne’s death. We always enjoyed our visits with her and will miss her smile and good company.
Love to all of you.
Robbie and Mahlon, Elaine

From Fred & Deena Haws...

Robert, Chris, Sarah and Abby,
We are so sorry for your loss of your mom/grandma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you an your entire family.

Fred, Deena and Wesley

From Judy Taggart...

Steve & Kathy,
I know how much you will miss your mom. Mike and I are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and your entire family during this difficult time.

Mike & Judy Taggart

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