Virginia M. Dowdy, 100, of Palmer, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 9:15 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. She was born on July 12, 1915 in rural Palmer, IL, the Daughter of Walter and Sara (Odell) Stockon. She married Guy Ballard and they later divorced, then she married Roy Bransford Dowdy on February 26, 1955 in Taylorville, IL and he later preceded her in death on August 14, 2008. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Morrisonville, IL. 

She is survived by her Daughters: Barbara Stafford of Eureka, IL; Marlene Dunn of Blue Mound, IL; Marcia Smith of Palmer and Patricia Huddleston of Palmer, IL; Rose Marie Crowder of Springfield, IL; Son: David (Marcella) Ballard of Tovey, IL; Sixteen Grandchildren; Thirty Great-Grandchildren; Brother: Donald Stockon of Arizona; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband and three grandchildren Doug Stafford, Tom Stafford and Laura Huddleston. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Chad Foster officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery in rural Palmer. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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