Barbara Wilson-Dowty
Friday
9
April

Friends May Call and Pay Respects

9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday, April 9, 2021
Hadley Funeral Home
405 East Benton St.
Windsor, Missouri, United States
(660) 647-2125
Saturday
10
April

Graveside Services

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Laurel Oak Cemetery
501 Poplar Dr.
Windsor, Missouri, United States
Saturday
10
April

Interment

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Laurel Oak Cemetery
501 Poplar Dr.
Windsor, Missouri, United States

Obituary of Barbara Wilson-Dowty

Barbara Wilson-Dowty, 89, of Windsor, Missouri, died early Monday morning, April 5, 2021, at Westwood Living Center, Clinton, Mo. She was born September 6, 1931, on the family farm near Windsor, the daughter of Wilbur Eugene Howe and Lena Margaret (Garland) Howe. On April 21, 1950, she married Thomas Lee Wilson in Clinton and he preceded her in death on December 23, 2000. On June 14, 2004, she married Harold Dean Dowty in Clinton and he preceded her in death on August 9, 2011. It’s an understatement to say that Barbara kept busy. She birthed six children in 10 years as her first career. She was a Girl Scout leader, a PTA mother, a Sunday School teacher, volunteer at the Windsor Senior Center and Treasurer of the American Legion Auxiliary. She moved on from caring for babies and children to caring for elderly, both in their homes and in care facilities. For many years she also operated her own grooming service for seniors. She was a seamstress and taught sewing lessons, a cook extraordinaire and a champion cribbage player. She was a master at the New York Times crossword puzzles and before she lost most of her sight, she passed time working on the hardest jigsaw puzzles she could find. She was preceded in death by two children, Charles Stephen Sadler and Toni Jeannine Paxton, and survived by 4 children, Donna Fae Spickert (Terry), Columbia, Mo., Thomas Girard Wilson (Deborah), Cardiff, Wales, Marcia Karen Ellis (Phillip Page), Kansas City, Kansas, and Laurel Gay Ranallo (Steve), McKinney, Texas. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Georgia Sadler, Rogers, Arkansas; a son-in-law, Larry Paxton, Windsor, Mo.; 17 grandchildren, Derek Sadler, Ann Neumann, Mara Terp Norton, Becky Fetters (Shawn), Matt Paxton (Michelle), Brad Spickert (Kate), Marc Spickert (Celeste), Tera McAtee (Lee), Kristin Corbin (Marc), Emily Taylor (Amanda), Lauren Wilson, Trey Wilson (Brandi), Shawn Koval (Leigh Ann), Courtney Ellis, Megan Brewster (Brandon), Cole Ranallo, and Kyle Ranallo; numerous great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; 3 step-sons and their families; half-brothers and sisters, Johnny Howe, Danny Howe, Viola Wyatt, Irene Schmidt, Juanita Ashby, and Daryl Howe; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Fae Ridlen. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, with Rev. David Mills officiating. Friends may sign the book and pay their respects from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 9, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. A recording of Barbara’s service will be available for viewing the day following her service on her Tribute Page at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com. The family suggests contributions to the First Christian Church or the Windsor Four County Rural Fire Department in care of the funeral home.
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