Helen N. MacDowall

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MacDowall, Helen N.

Age 92 of Elmira passed away Wed. May 1, 2013 at Elderwood's in Waverly following declining health at the age of 92. Born on Nov. 19, 1920 in Jobs Corners, PA; Helen was the daughter of the late, James & Eldora Crum Doty. She married Harry MacDowall on Dec. 29, 1939 and he predeceased her on Sept. 24, 2000. Helen was employed most of her life in food service having worked for Anne's Pancakes for 16 yrs. Masia's Restaurant for 20 yrs. and Johnsons Restaurant for 5 yrs. her interests included flower gardening, and travel. Surviving are her loving children, Russell (Paula) MacDowall, Jobs Corners, PA; Roger (Gayle) MacDowall, Elmira; Ruth Ann Olszowy, Elmira; Rita (Dennis) Grinnell, Wellsburg; Flora (Willis) Cunnagin, Hudson, FL; special friend, Kathy Strohl; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews along with her beloved canine companion, "Foxy".

In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was predeceased by a sister, Flora (Eddie) Clarke; brothers, Merle and Howard Doty. The family would appreciate cards expressing personal memories of Helen. Graveside services will take place at the family's convenience in Jobs Corners Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Jobs Corners Cemetery c/o Marshall Hamilton, 399 Hamilton Rd. Millerton, PA 16936 in Helen's memory. "Words cannot express our gratitude to the staff of Elderwood's for their kind care and compassion given to our mother, May God Bless Each of You".


Published in Star-Gazette from May 3 to May 5, 2013
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