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Babe Ruth Dowdell

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Dowdell, Babe Ruth (nee Holmes) 92, of Loganville, known professionally as Ruth. Born September 1, 1921 in Gary, Indiana to parents, Charles R. Holmes and Lillie M. Sams Holmes. Babe transcended to Heaven on December 25, 2013. Her parents; her sister, Cleopatra Holmes Tatum, and her husband, Glen Dowdell, Sr. preceded her in death. With a passion for learning, Babe graduated Roosevelt High School in 1938 and completed her B.S. and M.S. in Education at Purdue University Calumet. She taught at Banneker Early Learning Center and Pulaski Middle School. Babe was a member of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority and St. Monica St. Luke Catholic Church. Sewing and traveling were her favorite activities. Babe is survived by 5 children, Jerome (Bernice) Joyce, Sr., Brenda (Samuel) Morgan, Phyllis Thomas, Glen (Kimberly) Dowdell, Jr., and Karen Davison; 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, 2 sisters-in-law, 3 brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Published in the Post Tribune on Dec. 29, 2013
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