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Ramona Arlene McDowell

January 7, 1930 ~ July 30, 2021 (age 91)



   RAMONA A. McDOWELL, age 91, of Luverne, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021, at the Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Home in Luverne. 

   Ramona was born January 7, 1930 to Ralph and Hilda (Hoveland) Watts.  She owned the Hardwick Grocery Store for twenty five years, retiring in September of 2007.

    She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Luverne.

Ramona loved to crochet and while she lived at the Centennial Apartments, she enjoyed Bingo, jigsaw puzzles, walking and going over to the Senior Center and volunteering.

   She is survived by her son, Terry (Mary) McDowell, Brandon, SD; two grandchildren, Jodie (Scott) Swain, Sioux Falls, SD; Dr. Jason McDowell, Minneapolis, MN; three great-grandchildren, Bailey, Lauren and Grace Swain; sister Connie (Gary) Heldt; brother, Ralph Watts Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.

   Ramona was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, LaVonne Gingerich, Beverly Sona and Ruby Dobson; sister-in-law, Lorna Watts; two brothers-in-law, Bernard Dobson and Bernard Gingerich; and a special friend, Ray Hueser.

  A private family service will be held at a later date.    

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