Connie L. (Craig) McDowell (1950 - 2015)

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Connie L. McDowell, 64, of Vandalia, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, in her home.
Celebration of Life services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at First Christian Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Robert Francisco officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Monday at the church. Memorials: Connie McDowell Memorial Fund at First Christian Church or Fayette County Health Department Hospice, both of Vandalia. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mrs. McDowell was born on Nov. 30, 1950, in Mark Greer Hospital in Vandalia, the daughter of Merle Harold and Fern E. (Ray) Craig. She married Jerry W. McDowell on Feb. 5, 1967, in Vandalia.
Connie was the office manager at Lincare in Effingham, and was a member of First Christian Church in Vandalia.
She is survived by her husband; sons, Todd McDowell and his wife Melissa of Springfield, and Greg S. McDowell and his wife Jolene of Dupo; and grandchildren, Joshua, Lauren and Lucas.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
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831 N. Fifth St.
Vandalia, IL 62471
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Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9, 2015