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Hardy was born on April 6, 1939 in Leesville, La, to his parents, John Harvey Dowden and Ollie Legg Dowden. He passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2023, in Leesville.Left to cherish his memory is his sons; Jeffery Dowden of Rosepine, La, John Dowden (Angela) of Leesville, La, daughters; Lori Denice Johnson (Robert) of Leesville, La, Donna Dowden of Leesville, La, Melinda James of Leesville, La, Kerri Moore (Johnathan) of Leesville, La, brother; Jimmy Lamar Dowden of Leesville, La, sister; Mildred Bingaman of Leesville, La, ten grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

Hardy is preceded in death by his parents, wife; Ann Crosby Dowden, brothers; Rev. Clyde Dowden, John Earl Dowden, George Kenneth Dowden, Charles Thomas Dowden, sister; Marjorie Nash, sisters-in-law; Dorothy Dowden, Fredonia Dowden, brother-in-law; James Bingaman
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Landon Powell, Lathan Dowden, Justin Dowden, Chance Moore, Neal Singletary, Dallas Dowden and honorary pallbearer is Mike White.

Donny Gene Yandell of Heavener, Oklahoma interrupted Thanksgiving dinner to enter this world on November 24, 1955 to Bob Yandell … View full obituaryIda Jane (Fields) Ramsey recently of Thayer, Kansas, previously Muse, Oklahoma resident was born August 24, 1937 in LeFlore County, … View full obituary

Gomer “Johnny” Loyd, the Grandpa who would let any granddaughter or great-granddaughter paint his nails and curl what little hair … View full obituaryRebecca worked at Cooper Standard for 30 1/2 years. She helped her beloved husband farm and together they mowed the Riverside Cemetery in St. Joe, IN for 20 years. They pulled ponies and then went into raising and showing registered Belgium draft horses. She loved attending the kid’s sporting events. Rebecca & Marvin traveled to 49 states (all but Alaska). She loved gardening and growing strawberries & tomatoes. After retiring, she loved playing Farm Town on the computer with her friends.She was preceded in death by a daughter & son-in-law, DeeAnn & John Crecelius; daughter-in-law, Katherine Dowden; brothers, Dallas L. Christlieb, John J. Christlieb, David R. Christlieb; sister, Esther I. Cook and a half-brother, Guy Christlieb.Calling will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 4-7 pm at Carnahan-Baidinger & Walter Funeral Home, Spencerville, IN. Burial will take place at a later date at Riverside Cemetery, St. Joe, IN.

Surviving are sons, David Dowden of Auburn and Douglas Dowden of Butler; canine companion, Cody; grandchildren, Brandy (Randy) West of Simpsonville, SC, Bryan Dowden of Butler and Robert (Chelsea) Dowden of Indianapolis; great grandchildren, Alyshia “AJ” West & Conner West of Simpsonville, SC and Natalynn Dowden of Butler.
The things that were most important to Ed were: faith, family, friends, and farming. He also had a passion for reading WWII books and looked forward to visiting friends and spending time at “Jackie’s.”After graduating from Medford High School, Ed enlisted with the National Guard from 1952 to 1957. In 1957, he joined the Army’s 82nd Airborne where he remained until 1959. During this time, he parachuted out of military airplanes 17 times.

Edward Dowden, age 89, of Owen, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family under the tender care of Compassus Hospice on Saturday, June 3, 2023.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Stanislaus Michael Antony officiating. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Owen American Legion Post #123, Owen-Withee Vets Club and the Thorp VFW Post #9057. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6 at the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Owen with a Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
After leaving the Army in 1959, he purchased his first farm in Lublin, WI where he and Pat remained for 10 years. They purchased their farm in Owen, WI in 1972, where he remained until the time of his death.He was born in Milwaukee, WI on January 14th, 1934, to Plennie and Anne Dowden and was one of 14 children. He married the love of his life Patricia Timmers 63 years ago on October 17th, 1959. They had 6 children: Geoff (Missy) Dowden, Florence (Glen) LaBeau, Dan (Sheri) Dowden, Bonnie (Dave) Eloranta, Tim (Dana) Dowden and Amy (Brittany) Dowden. He had 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way. On May 9, 2023, James Paul Dowden passed away at the age of 57. Paul was born in 1965 to Kenneth Dowden and Shirley Dowden just north of where Arrowhead stadium would eventually be completed just before his seventh birthday. Paul braved the… View Obituary & Service Information From the time I called to the completion of all the services, I received compassionate, attentive and professional care. There was a sense of caring from each staff member. I was turning over my Mom to their care and I felt very comfortable with everyone. I felt heard and never felt pushed into any decision.

So sad that your time with us is up.You were a great person, had many laughs and fun times with you, thanks for the memorys Don.We will meet again one day soon. RIP
The atmosphere has been nothing but professional during times of grief. After the passing of my mother, the staff coached me on the next steps and looked after filling in all the government forms that I needed to sign, which took a huge burden off my mind at the time.In the past 2 years Springfield has helped us through the death of my Mother and my Father. Their response and help allowed us to focus on the remaining family rather than worrying about details of the funeral and all the notifications that are required upon a death.