James "Jim" R. Dowell
January 22, 1938 - May 14, 2020
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James R. Dowell, 82, passed away at his home in Springfield, MO surrounded by his family. He was born January 22, 1938 in Detroit, MI to Roy and Sophia (Haag) Dowell. He went to school in Dickinson, ND. Afterwards he served in the United States Army from 1956-1959. After serving his country, he went to…

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Don Schlump left a message on May 19, 2020:
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Condolences to Marilyn and the family. Jim was my boss at Fasco Ozark, one of the best men I ever worked for. He was always even-tempered and very fair, providing much help and guidance and a kick in the pants if that was needed. Jim taught me a lot about motors and business which stayed with me for my entire career. He was a fun guy to be around. Please keep me posted on the celebration of life.
Don Schlump left a message on May 19, 2020:
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Condolences to Marilyn and the family. Jim was my boss at Fasco Ozark, one of the best men I ever worked for. He was always even-tempered and very fair, providing much help and guidance and a kick in the pants if that was needed. Jim taught me a lot about motors and business which stayed with me for my entire career. He was a fun guy to be around. Please keep me posted on the celebration of life.
Roy White left a message on May 19, 2020:
Joyce and I are very sorry to read this. I remember my last seeing Jim was during a '98 business trip to his office. It was then that he told me a funny true story about selling his car really cheap, because he was afraid to drive it after a rattle snake escaped inside while he was out.
Anne Latour (Ciloski) left a message on May 18, 2020:
I’m so sorry for your loss. While I was very young when you all moved away from Lincoln st. I still remember the happy, kind man Mr. Dowell was. My parents always spoke so fondly of Jim and had great memories of he and Marilyn. I pray for peace for your family during this sad time .
Teresa Merau left a message on May 17, 2020:
I am George Blevins’ daughter. He wanted to send his condolences. He is in assisted living in Springfield and they are locked down right now. He is legally blind so I told him I would write and let you know. We always liked Jim. He was my Dad’s manager at Fasco in Ozark. He says Jim was a very kind-hearted and good man. We need more like him in this world. Dad wanted to send flowers. I explained to him about the Covid restrictions. He will try to attend Jim’s celebration of life. Our hearts go out to his family.
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Tracy Olson left a message on May 17, 2020:
Thoughts and Prayers from my family to yours🙏🏻🙏🏻
Tracy Dowell left a message on May 17, 2020:
Jim...I couldn’t have asked for a better father-in-law or grandfather to the kids. You were an amazing grandpa! I appreciate all that you did for our family; all that you were to all of us. The boys and I laugh when remembering your Jim-isms...the many great memories, weddings, parties... always, you and Marilyn... Thank you for the Black Friday shopping excursions...the onion-chopping job you saved for me when we came to the house, for always traveling to the kids’ track meets, soccer games, graduations, Halloween parties...for being there on Grandparents’ Day, the preschool programs...for going back to McDonald’s for Tyler when they put ketchup on his cheeseburger. How about Thanksgiving when you ate the leftover turkey platter that Pepper had gotten into in the night? You were a generous, kind, loving, and beautiful man. You will be greatly missed. My boys have big, white, Velcro shoes of yours to fill. ❤️
Doug and Janis Simkins left a message on May 16, 2020:
Jim was a good man with a great sense of humor! May he rest in peace. Our hearts go out to Marilyn, Jackie, Ann, and the rest of the wonderful Dowell family. May you all feel peace that passes understanding, and warmth in your hearts sharing memories of Jim as you gather to celebrate his life. Much love, Doug and Janis
Marlene Batterberry left a message on May 16, 2020:
In memory of James "Jim" R. Dowell, Marlene Batterberry lit a candle
Cyndi, Tracy Olson and family left a message on May 16, 2020:
Sending you my love
Don and Phyllis Laskowski left a message on May 16, 2020:
We are so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. We know that he will be greatly missed. He was a kind and hardworking fellow, and many year's past we were in Michigan at the same time enjoying each other's company. You and yours are in our prayers.
Barbara Zwickel left a message on May 16, 2020:
We were fortunate to have known him had enjoyable times together in AZ. Condolences to Marilyn and her family!! May he RIP
Noell Reinhiller left a message on May 16, 2020:
So many memories, Marilyn, of Jim spending time in the basement of our house on 3rd Ave with my brothers. I tried to stay far away as I could! I know your family has been with you through Jim's last days. I wish you healing from this loss and a future time when you can get together again to celebrate his life. Noell Hamann Reinhiller
Noell Reinhiller left a message on May 16, 2020:
So many memories, Marilyn, of Jim spending time in the basement of our house on 3rd Ave with my brothers. I tried to stay far away as I could! I know your family has been with you through Jim's last days. I wish you healing from this loss and a future time when you can get together again to celebrate his life. Noell Hamann Reinhiller
Mike and Dee Barr left a message on May 16, 2020:
Marilyn and family, our hearts go out to each of you, we loved Jim so much and our wonderful memories of good times together will always live on in our hearts! He will be missed more than words can say. Sending our love and warm hugs for the days ahead! Love, Mike and Dee
Mike and Dee Barr left a message on May 16, 2020:
Marilyn and family, our hearts go out to each of you, we loved Jim so much and our wonderful memories of good times together will always live on in our hearts! He will be missed more than words can say. Sending our love and warm hugs for the days ahead! Love, Mike and Dee
Greenlawn left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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