Ruby McDowell

August 4, 1937 – October 23, 2021

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Funeral Service for Ruby Goode McDowell, 84, is set for 11:00 am Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Edwards and Bro. Daniel Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Magnolia Gardens. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:00 am to service time.

Ruby died October 23, 2021 at her residence after an extended illness. She was born August 4, 1937 to the late Silas and Bessie Dexter Goode. She married the love of her life, Ernest McDowell on December 31, 1955.

Ruby was a homemaker most of her life and that’s what she loved. She made a loving home for her family and friends; everyone always felt welcome. She had a heart for service and a love for others. Ruby always loved talking about and tending to her flowers, especially her roses. She was a charter member of Shady Grove Baptist Church where she served as church treasurer for 33 years. She also worked for 13 years in the cafeteria of the Corinth City Schools.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest McDowell; son, Brian McDowell; grandsons, Chevy McDowell and Jake McDowell; parents; stepfather, Cliff Arnold; brothers, Roy Goode and Howard Goode; and sisters, Ada White and Ramelle Martin.

Ruby is survived by her daughter, Sharon Viola (Anthony); son, Mike McDowell (Judy); a daughter-in-law, Sherry McDowell; grandchildren, Grant Viola, Courtney Henderson (Justin), Tyler McDowell (Tiffany) and Taylor McDowell (Nick); eleven great grandchildren; a brother, Lee Goode; a step-brother, Bob Arnold (Wanda); and a host of other family and friends.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the McDowell family.

Arrangements are under the care of Memorial Funeral Home.


  • Family and Friends Gathering

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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