Lena Rose Shinault Dowdy

Published 1:08 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017

Lena Rose Shinault Dowdy, 97, of Farmville passed away May 1, 2017. She was born July 3, 1919 to the late Cora Frost Shinault and Eddie Monroe Shinault. She was the wife of Charles (Charlie) H. Dowdy Jr.

She is survived by two sons, Charles H. (Chuck) Dowdy (Candy), Gerald W. Dowdy (Dale); daughter, Charlene Rose Dowdy Lewis; grandchildren, Hollace Anne Dowdy, Christopher H. Dowdy (Cathleen), David J. Dowdy (Lindsey), Anne Elizabeth Dowdy Cvijanovic (Miaden), Sean A. Lewis (Fiancée Madison), Shelby R. L. Salerno (Chris); four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, one very special niece Barbara Jean Trear and special Aunt Lucille S. Dowdy.

She was proceeded in death by her four sisters, Addie Jones, Lelia Trear, Myrtle Bratton and Kate Stewart.

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She served Farmville Presbyterian Church as a secretary, Longwood University, and was president of Dowdy Furniture Company Inc. until closing in 2010.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to The Woodland along with the staff of both the Lee unit and kitchen for their outstanding love and care of Lena Rose.

A graveside service was held May 3 at Westview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Farmville Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Third St., Farmville, VA 23901.

Shorter Funeral Home served the family.