Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 30, 2003
OBITUARY ~ PHERRIN DOWELL
Pherrin DOWELL was born in Clearfield, Iowa on September 17, 1920 and died at Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa on
October 21, 2003.
Pherrin and Rubye BRADSHAW were married in 1942 and were at home in Windsor Heights at the time of
Pherrin joined the United States Navy in 1942, served in World War II and was recalled in 1948 to
serve in the Korean War.
Pherring earned advanced degrees from Drake and Iowa State University. He worked in the Des
Moines schools as a teacher, school principal and retired as executive director of elementary and early childhood programs
in 1983. He and Rubye continued with their interest in education by tutoring students in reading.
The body will be
cremated. No funeral services were planned.
Gifts may be sent to Animal Lifeline of Iowa in Carlisle.
Funeral Home in Des Moines was in charge of the arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2012
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