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Dyanne McDowell

February 3, 1962 — January 20, 2018

Dyanne E. McDowell, 55, of Eldora, Iowa died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice on Saturday, January 20, 2018. A funeral service for Dyanne will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Marshalltown, Iowa with Pastor Ed C. Hannahs officiating.  Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Eastlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Eldora, Iowa.  A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora, Iowa.

Dyanne Elise Knight, daughter of Jerry and Susan (Brasel) Knight was born on February 3, 1962 in Grundy Center, Iowa.  She received her education from Steamboat Rock Community School thru 11th grade when she attended Walnut Ridge High School in Waterloo, where she graduated in 1980. Dyanne attended Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo where she earned her degree in interior design.  On August 7, 1982 she married Mark Hadley McDowell at the First Baptist Church in Eldora.  The couple resided in Albion, Iowa.  Dyanne worked in interior design for over 5 years at Strand’s in Marshalltown.  In 2002, the family moved to Eldora where Dyanne helped behind the scenes with the family business at Country Car Shop.  She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church where she was active in many ministries.  She was also a member of the Hardin County Home Educators, where she was a board member and served for several years as the new member coordinator.  Dyanne enjoyed gardening, yard work, interior design and always made time to serve others.

Survivors include her loving husband, Mark McDowell of Eldora; son, J.R. (Jessica) McDowell of New Providence; daughters, Juli (Noah) Halcott of San Diego, Ca., Jenna (Jeremiah) Robinson of Eldora; grandchildren, Kate, Mae and Ian McDowell; her parents, Jerry and Susan Knight of Eldora; sister, Daneene (Stephen) Cottle of Vancouver, WA; brothers, Tracy (Cindy) Knight of Muskegon, MI., and Troy (Caren) Knight of Monroe.

Memorials may be directed to the Fellowship Baptist Church at 1008 E. Olive Street, Marshalltown, IA. 50158, in memory of Dyanne.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, January 26, 2018

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Abels Funeral & Cremation Service-Creps Chapel

905 Edgington Ave, Eldora, IA 50627

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

Eastlawn Memory Gardens

, Brunswick, OH 44212

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