The Leon Journal-Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
July 21, 1988
OBITUARY - MATTHEW WAYNE McDOWELL
Matthew Wayne McDOWELL, son of Frank and Ella (BRONSON) McDOWELL, was born Sept. 25, 1913, in Decatur County, Iowa,
and died at his home near Grand River, on July 12, 1988, age 74.
He graduated from Grand River High School.
On Jan. 16, 1935 Matt was united in marriage to Merna OVERHOLTZER at Loving Chapel United Methodish (sic) Church in
Matt spent most of his life farming south of Grand River. He was a member of Loving Chapel United
Methodist Church and Grand River Lodge #78 A.F.&A.M.
Survivors include his widow, Merna, of Grand River; daughter,
Marla WEST and husband Mitchell, Miles, Texas; daughter Janice PADGITT and husband Dennis, Maryville, MO; son, Frank
McDOWELL and wife, Rita, Urbandale, Iowa; six grandchildren; brother, Francis McDOWELL and wife, Arla, Kellerton, Iowa;
other relatives and friends.
NOTE: Merna (OVERHOLTZER) McDOWELL was born in 1917, and died in 2003.
Merna and Matthew were interred at Grand River Cemetery, Grand River, Decatur County, Iowa.
SOURCE: Genealogical clippings of Norma G. (Foland) Becker
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