DEXTER -- Ellen Jo Dowdy, 67, died Jan. 10, 2012, at her home.
Born Aug. 1, 1944, in Dexter, daughter of the late Paul W. and Mary Shell Sitton, she was a homemaker and member of the Heartland Quilting Guild and the American Legion Auxiliary.
On March 9, 1968, in Dexter, she married Gary Don Dowdy, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 2011.
She is survived by one son, Brian Dowdy of Sikeston; one brother, Charles Sitton of Sikeston; and two sisters, Marian Chittenden of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Joyce Clark of Dexter.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday.
Burial will follow in the Armstead-Dowdy Cemetery.