Dr. Richard E. Dowell

July 27, 1927 - April 15, 2009 

Dr. Richard E. Dowell

July 27, 1927 - April 15, 2009 

Obituary for Dr. Richard E. Dowell

Dr. Richard E. Dowell died on April 15, 2009 at the Roudenbush VA Center in Indianapolis. Born on July 27, 1927 in Terre Haute, IN., he was the son of Dr. Emil Dowell and Helen (Hawkins) Dowell.
A graduate of Rockville High School, he received his Bachelor's degree from Indiana State University and Master and Doctorate degrees from Indiana University. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II.
From 1957 through 1992 he was a Science Teacher in the Indianapolis. Public School System, teaching at Howe High and Broadripple High Schools.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; daughter, Ellen Bell and son-in-law Tom Bell; grandchildren, Allison (Chad) Friece, Ashley (Nick) Steinhauer, Austin Bell; and great-granddaughter, Emerson Rose Friece. He is also survived by his sister, Carole (Bob) Rust; nieces, Sarah (Jason) Phillips and Judy Joyce; and nephews, David Robert (Kristen) Rust, Scott and Philip Radler.
A memorial service will be held at Carmel United Methodist Church on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carmel Lions Club, Carmel Public Library, and /or Carmel United Methodist Church.
His sweet spirit and sense of humor will be missed by us all.

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