Graveside services for Gayla “Jeanette” Dowis, 60, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Ms. Dowis died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at her home.
She was born August 5, 1953, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Orva Lewis and Georgia Ruth McClure Shelby. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1971.
Ms. Dowis worked as a home health provider as well as a homemaker. She enjoyed taking care of her daughter, shopping with her mother, collecting recipes, and watching KU Basketball.
Survivors include a daughter, Christina “Dawn” Dowis of Lawrence; her mother, Georgia Shelby of Lawrence; and sister, Judy Harmon and husband Tom of Lawrence.
She was preceded in death by her father, Orva Shelby; and brother, Terry Shelby.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Jeanette Dowis Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home.