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Funeral Service

Grace Fellowship Church
Thursday March 28th, 2019

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Priscilla McDowell

Priscilla McDowell, 92 of Fillmore passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 7:40 p.m. at St. Francis Hospital Litchfield, IL. She was born on May 23, 1926 in Christian County, IL the daughter of Vernie W. and Wilma (Boyd) Masters. She married Alva W. McDowell on December 22, 1946 in Fayette County, IL and he preceded her in death on February 25, 1991. Priscilla Attended High School in Taylorville, Kincaid and she graduated from Ramsey in 1944. She then went on to attend Western Illinois Teachers College and Greenville College. She also attended Liberty Church in Bingham for many years.

She is survived by her Sons: Alva (Linda) McDowell of Hillsboro, IL; Alan (Nancy) McDowell of Bingham, IL; Arno (Alberta) McDowell of Fillmore, IL; Thomas (Marilyn) McDowell of Pasco, WA; Chuck (Nancy) McDowell of Hillsboro, IL; Fifteen Grandchildren; Twenty Seven Great-Grandchildren; Two Great-Great Grandchildren; Sister: Virginia Eller of Nokomis, IL; Sister-in-Law: Gloria Masters of Huntsville, AL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband and Brothers: Vernon, John, Loren and Omar Masters.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Grace Fellowship Church in Fillmore, IL. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 at Grace Fellowship Church in Fillmore with Pastor Roy Eller Jr and Harry Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Fillmore.

In Leu of Flowers Memorials may be made to Fillmore Lake P.O. Box 182 Fillmore, IL 62032 or Fillmore Museum P.O. Box 71 Fillmore, IL 62032 or Glendale Cemetery 244 Possum LN. Fillmore, IL 62032 or Liberty Church 2631 N. 275 East Rd. Bingham, IL 62011

Allen & Sutton Funeral Home in Fillmore is assisting the family with arrangements.

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I am so sorry for your loss. I, too, remember when Priscilla was a substitute teacher in Ramsey. She was also a dear friend of my Mom, Evelyn, and Aunt June( by marriage). I'm glad I got to see her last April.

Rita and Bruce Evans Apr 3 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Jesse Sanford on March 28, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Mar 28 2019 12:00 AM

Your mother will be missed, Dennis' family remembers her as a great neighbor, always helping when needed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dennis and Iris virden Mar 28 2019 12:00 AM

My sympathy to the McDowell boys and their families. I first met Priscilla when I was in fifth grade at RGS. Our teacher moved during Christmas break and for some reason no one was hired to replace her. So for the rest of the school year we had at least 3 or 4 different substitutes each week. Don't ever remember having the same one two days straight. Well one of the 3 subs we had the most was Priscilla. Many memories of things that happened that school year. We were rough on the subs by doing things we normally would not have done. I doubt that any of the 25 to 30 kids who were in that classroom will ever forget that school semester! Priscilla is part of that memory. Later on got to know Alan as an upperclassman and Arno as an underclassman and eventually Alva as an adult. Rest in peace, Priscilla. I know Evelyn is going to miss you too.

Pat Harris Mar 28 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Priscilla McDowell

Teena Marty Mar 28 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Roy and Gayle Harrell Mar 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Priscilla McDowell

Bruce Brewer. Mar 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Priscilla McDowell

Candace & Joe Bersosa Mar 26 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Priscilla McDowell

Kelly Pitchford Mar 26 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Priscilla McDowell

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