Of Falls Church, VA passed away on April 23, 2014. She was the wife of the late Edgar C. Shawen. Her memory is cherished by her son, Neil (Elizabeth) and their daughters, Leslie Crabbs and Jill Goldberg; by her son, Edgar M. (Jeannette) and their children, Edgar T. Shawen and Elizabeth A. Shawen; and by four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sister, Nancy McDowell and niece, Patricia McDowell. She was preceded in death by her parents, A.L. McDowell, Sr. and Elizabeth Clark McDowell, and by her brother, A. Lynn McDowell, Jr. She was a longtime member of Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Arlington, VA. Friends may call at Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 West Broad St., Falls Church, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014. Burial services private.

Funeral Home

Murphy Funeral Homes
1102 West Broad Street Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 533-0341

Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 27, 2014