Nellie M. Dowler, 83

OCT. 28, 1929-JULY 13, 2013

July 14, 2013

Nellie May Dowler, 83, of Hagerstown, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born Oct. 28, 1929, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Helen (Penner) Ruck.

Mrs. Dowler was a homemaker and a member of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Hagerstown. 

She volunteered her time at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., through the American Red Cross.

She is survived by four children, Robin Detwiler and husband, Dave, of Hagerstown, Dickie Dowler and wife, Lynn, of Chambersburg, Dwayne Dowler and fiancée, Jackie, of Hagerstown and Maria Dowler of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren, Nathan Maietta and fiancée, Angel, Shauna Maietta and fiancé, Ben, Jeremy Dowler and partner, Denise, Gregory Dowler and wife, Courtney, Justin Dowler, Korey Dowler, Joshua Dowler and Nikki Everett; 11 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Missy Dowler; and former daughter-in-law, Judy Ebersole.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard G. Dowler; a son, Jody Dowler; five brothers; and seven sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Mark C. Mooney officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the funeral home Tuesday one hour prior to services.

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