Harlan Ray Dowell

August 23, 1948 - May 13, 2013

Harlan Ray Dowell, 64, of Latham, Missouri, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at his home. He was born in Latham on August 23, 1948, the son of John Leonard and Margaret Ruth Oneal Dowell. On July 29, 1968, in California, Missouri, Harlan was married to Jeanie Yates Dowell. He worked for Cargill, Inc., in California from November 1966 to April 2009. After retiring he spent his days at the farm. Harlan enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and grandchildren. He loved hunting, fishing, gunsmithing, gardening, reading and spending time at the pond. He is survived by his wife Jeanie of the home; four children, Missie Allee, Jefferson City, Angela Faye Rambo (Duane), Tipton, Harlan Ray Dowell Jr. (Tara), Tipton, John Leonard Dowell II (Jennifer), Tipton; three brothers, Kenny Dowell, Paris, Leo Dowell, Versailles, Richard Dowell, Latham; three sisters, Darlene Widowski, Versailles, Helen Sims, Stover, Neva Reed, Eldon; 15 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Edward and Charles Dowell; two sisters, Katie Richardson and Viola Rogers; three nephews, Donald Richardson, Jeffrey Wolf and Ace Dowell; one great-niece, Nikia and one great-nephew, Jeremy. Visitation for Harlan is Wednesday, May 15, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at Windmill Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Windmill Ridge Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Green Grove Cemetery near Latham. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Jeanie Dowell c/o Windmill Ridge Funeral Service, PO Box 443, California, Missouri 65018. Online condolences to the family may be contributed at

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