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Margaret T. Dowdell

April 27, 1951 April 28, 2019
Margaret T. Dowdell
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Margaret T. (Meg) Dowdell (68) of Columbus Ohio passed away unexpectedly April 28, 2019. She was born the daughter of Jane (nee Obringer) and Richard Dowdell in Elyria. She grew up in Elyria and graduated from Elyria Catholic High School in 1969. She then graduated from the Franciscan College at Steubenville, Ohio. During the next three years she taught at the St. Paul’s Indian Mission School in Montana as a Jesuit volunteer. Upon her return to Ohio, she taught 7th and 8th grade math and science at Indianola School in Columbus until her retirement. Meg was an active member of St. Matthias Catholic Church in Columbus. It gave her an outlet for helping others especially children and the poor. If a child or family needed something, Meg was first to offer what they needed. Always the adventurer, she took a course on Beatrice Potter in England one summer, bicycled down the Rhine River in Germany another summer and even went scuba diving in the Caribbean yet another summer. She took great pride in the beautiful flowers in her yard and in her very productive vegetable garden. Aunt Meg loved children and her many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She took joy in gifting them with surprise treasures. She enjoyed connecting with everyone at the July Dowdell family reunions. She is survived by her mother, Jane, as well as her sisters Mary Ann Dowdell (Oneonta, NY), Nancy Dowdell (Elyria, OH), Rita McAllister (James) (Orrville, OH) and brothers Joseph Dowdell (DeLeon Springs, FL) and Richard Dowdell (Cathy) (Bozeman, MT) and her aunt and uncle John and Tassa Dowdell. She also leaves four nieces, seven nephews, ten great nieces, twelve great nephews and many cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Richard, in January 2013 and a great nephew in May 2013. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday May 10, 2019 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home 38475 Chestnut Ridge Elyria, OH (at State Rt. 57) (440)322-4626. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM Saturday May 11, 2019 at St. Agnes Church 611 Lake Ave, Elyria, OH where Reverend Father Albert Veigas, Pastor will be the Celebrant. Burial will be private. Contributions in her memory can be made to St. Paul’s Mission Church, P.O. Box 40 Hays, MT 59527 or to her home parish of St. Matthias Catholic Church, 1582 Ferris Rd. Columbus, OH 43224. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at

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