McDowell, Sharon

Posted in Obituaries

Sharon McDowell, 64, of Morenci, Mich., died April 2, 2017.

She was born April 4, 1952, in Adrian, Mich., to Melvin L. and Betty J. (Fletcher) Betz. On Aug. 28, 1971, she married Donald "Jack" Frederick in Seneca, Mich. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1997. On March 14, 2003, she married Jim McDowell in Sand Creek, Mich., and he survives.

Sharon retired from Morenci Area Schools where she served as the food service director. She later worked at County National Bank in Hudson, Mich.

Sharon adored her children and grandchildren and loved cooking Sunday dinners for her family.

Sharon is survived by her mother, Betty Jane Betz of Morenci; her husband, Jim McDowell of Morenci; a daughter, Amy (and Chuck) Price of Morenci; two sons, Bradley Frederick of Morenci, David (and Katie) Frederick of Tecumseh, Mich.; step-children, Mac (and Michele) McDowell of Clover, S.C., Molly (and Brian) McDowell of Morenci; a sister, Debbie (and Rod) Rutledge of Biloxi, Miss.; a brother, Greg (and Roberta) Betz of Morenci; and 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father and her first husband, Jack.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Thursday at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with Robert Loar officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Anderson Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee and the Ronald McDonald House of Michigan.

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