‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees
Send a Sympathy Gift

Visitation

Trinity Lutheran Church of Nokomis
Monday June 13th, 2016
5:00pm - 8:00pm

View Details

Funeral Service

Sutton Memorial Home
Tuesday June 14th, 2016
11:00am

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Jana's visitation.


Jana Dowdy

Jana Rae Dowdy, 74 of Taylorville, IL went home to be with the lord on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 2:10 p.m. at Life’s Journey in Taylorville. She had been suffering from a disease called cortico basil degeneration (CBD) for the past 6-7 years. 

She was born on September 4, 1941 in Morrison, IL the daughter of Earl and Lucille (Stonesifer) Salzmann.  She married Larry Dowdy on October 6, 1962 in Hooppole, IL.

Survivors include her husband: Larry Dowdy, son: Tod (Mary) Dowdy of Carlinville, IL, daughter: Lana (Joe) Schaeffer of Charlestown, IN,  six grandchildren: Phil (Kayla) Schaeffer of Memphis, IN, Seth (Kayla) Schaeffer of Charlestown, IN, Aaron (Cara) Schaeffer of Newburgh, IN, Marcus Schaeffer of Charlestown, IN, Amanda (Justin) Frankford of Carlinville, IL, BreeAnn Dowdy of Mooresville, NC, four great grandchildren: Bella Schaeffer, Aiden Schaeffer, Rowan Schaeffer, and Braylee Frankford, sister: Sherry Sherman of Temecula, CA, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers: Wayne Salzmann and Darell Salzmann.

Jana had worked as a secretary/ Bookkeeper. After retirement she did a lot of church volunteer work prior to getting ill. She was very artistic, a devout Christian and she loved the outdoors, wildlife, and Birds.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, officiants will be Reverend Dayle Badman and Reverend Chad Foster.  Burial will follow at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL.

Memorials may be made to: United Methodist Church of Morrisonville 109 SE 5th St,

Morrisonville, IL 62546


To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jana Dowdy, please visit our flower store.



Guestbook

So sorry to hear of my cousin Jana passing...I always have fond memories of being with her.her brothers. and Sherry at their farm...my deepest condolences to her entire family...may God bless and give you strength

Linda Jiannuzzi Jul 19 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to read of Jana's passing. My thoughts and prayers to Larry, Lana and Todd and their families. May Jana rest in peace.

Michelle Kramer Jun 20 2016 12:00 AM

Larry and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Jana. The strong family ties that the Dowdy clan has will help you get through your times of sadness. Memories will be what help you through each day.

Dave and Tammi Koltveit Jun 13 2016 12:00 AM

Product Image

A Designers Choice was ordered on June 13, 2016

Expression of Sympathy Jun 13 2016 12:00 AM

Product Image

An AZALEA PLANT was sent on June 13, 2016

Thinking of all of you. Prayers & Love, John, Mitzi, Jozie, Klair Costello

Expression of Sympathy Jun 13 2016 12:00 AM

Product Image

An AZALEA PLANT was ordered on June 13, 2016

Expression of Sympathy Jun 13 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jana Dowdy

Jim and Judy Seckel Jun 13 2016 12:00 AM

Larry, I was so sorry to hear of Jana's passing. I will always cherish the memories of Mackinac and I was just telling Jim of our poker games with y'all and the Hisscocks. I so wish I could have made it up to see you all in the past few years. Grateful for seeing you both in IL a few times. We are thinking of you and praying for peace in knowing she is free from pain, confusion and suffering, and I'm sure she is cooking up something good each night for the angels at supper :). We love you bunches! Judy

Jim and Judy Seckel Jun 13 2016 12:00 AM

Larry, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jana was a special lady, and we have wonderful memories of both of you. We so wanted to come to the funeral, but I am scheduled to have tests at the hospital tomorrow. May God bless you and give you peace.

Robert and Dian Enright Jun 13 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jana Dowdy

Brittney Eller Jun 12 2016 12:00 AM

Show More Entries