She was born Jan. 26, 1934, in Clay County, as the daughter of Philip A. and Alma Martin Jeffries. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the Class of 1952. She married Donald Eugene Dowell Nov. 24, 1955. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She greatly enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, son James (Jim) Dowell, and brothers Tony and Dick Jeffries.
She is survived by her husband Donald, daughter Donna Eckler (George), Greenfield, Ind., grandchildren Rachel Conner (Anson), Indianapolis, Benjamin Eckler (Annie), Springfield, Ill., and Gabriel Eckler, Greenfield, Ind., great grandchildren Hannah Conner, Cy Conner and Garrett Conner, all of Indianapolis, daughter-in-law Mary Dowell Clodfelter, Brazil, sister Judy Wright, Brazil, several nieces and nephews and other extended family.
Moore Funeral Home was chosen to provide private graveside services at Calcutta Cemetery on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Pastor Selby will be the officiant. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 526 S. Murphy Ave., Brazil Ind., 47834. Visit www.moorefuneralhomes.com to send condolences to the family.