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Stella Jo Dowell

February 15, 1943 ~ April 15, 2021 (age 78)


Stella Dowell, age 78, passed away at 7:20 am at Ponca City Nursing and Rehab on Thursday, April 15, 2021.  She was born February 15, 1943, in Laverne, OK to Faye O. and Lyda M. Roots.  She worked at Furr’s Cafeteria and then at Econo lodge in Ponca City. Stella lived a full life and enjoyed many hobbies as well as spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids.  She was preceded in death by her husband Babe Dowell Sr. of Ponca City, and ex-husband Glen Black of Laverne, Oklahoma, her grandson John Henry Dowell of Ponca City, and her parents Faye and Lyda Roots of Laverne, Oklahoma.

Left behind to cherish her memories are her daughters Nora Dowell, Mary Morris and husband Tyner Morris, Rowena Palko and husband Kelse Palko, sons Frank Dowell and B.J. Dowell, grandkids Terri Vannoy, Robert Dowell and lifetime partner Christianna Hernandez, Jessie Dowell and lifetime partner Maile Rickards, Kalen Palko, step grandkids Buck Morris, Melissa Morris, Angela Hurst, Tisha Harris, great-grandkids Wyatt Dowell, Cheyenne Dowell, LeAnn Vannoy, Xarles Vannoy, Ranah Dowell, Sapphire Dowell, Jeremiah Dowell, and lots more.  Also surviving is a sister Alma Winget of Jetmore, Kansas.

Graveside services will be at Newkirk Cemetery at 3:00 pm Saturday, April 24th.   Visit www.millerstahl.com to view updated service information and to leave online condolences.

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Graveside Service
April 24, 2021

3:00 PM
Newkirk Cemetery

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