Dyanne E. McDowell, 55

Dyanne E. McDowell, 55, of Eldora, Iowa, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice on Saturday, January 20, 2018. A funeral service for Dyanne will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Marshalltown, Iowa, with Pastor Ed C. Hannahs officiating. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Eastlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Eldora, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018, at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora, Iowa. Messages of condolence may be left for the McDowell family at: www.abelsfuneralhomes.com

Dyanne Elise Knight, daughter of Jerry and Susan (Brasel) Knight was born on February 3, 1962, in Grundy Center, Iowa. She received her education from Steamboat Rock Community School thru 11th grade when she attended Walnut Ridge High School in Waterloo, where she graduated in 1980. Dyanne attended Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo where she earned her degree in interior design. On August 7, 1982, she married Mark Hadley McDowell at the First Baptist Church in Eldora. The couple resided in Albion, Iowa. Dyanne worked in interior design for over 5 years at Strand’s in Marshalltown. In 2002, the family moved to Eldora where Dyanne helped behind the scenes with the family business at Country Car Shop. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church where she was active in many ministries. She was also a member of the Hardin County Home Educators, where she was a board member and served for several years as the new member coordinator. Dyanne enjoyed gardening, yard work, interior design and always made time to serve others.

Survivors include her loving husband, Mark McDowell, of Eldora; son, J.R. (Jessica) McDowell, of New Providence; daughters: Juli (Noah) Halcott, of San Diego, Ca., Jenna (Jeremiah) Robinson, of Eldora; grandchildren: Kate, Mae and Ian McDowell; her parents, Jerry and Susan Knight, of Eldora; sister, Daneene (Stephen) Cottle, of Vancouver, WA; brothers, Tracy (Cindy) Knight, of Muskegon, MI., and Troy (Caren) Knight, of Monroe.

Memorials may be directed to the Fellowship Baptist Church at 1008 E. Olive Street, Marshalltown, IA. 50158, in memory of Dyanne.