Bernice McDowell , 86, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died on May 17, 2016, at her home. She was born May 31, 1929, in Fort Recovery, to the late William Rohrer and Catherine (Livingston) Rohrer. On May 26, 1951, she married the late Carl E. McDowell Sr., who died June 25, 1981.
Surviving are seven children, Carl Edward (Connie) McDowell Jr. of Portland, IN, Connie Price of Portland, IN, John (Karla) McDowell of Fort Recovery, Norbert McDowell of Fort Recovery, Virginia (Bob) Bueter of Fort Recovery, Dolores McDowell of Celina, OH, James McDowell of Celina, OH; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest Rohrer of Fort Recovery and Jerry (Ardith) Rohrer of Union City, OH.
She was also preceded in death by her great grandchild, Alisha Price, and her siblings, Saloma Glassford, Rich Rohrer, Rosellan Ruhenkamp and Norma Smith.
Bernice was a 1949 graduate of Fort Recovery High School. She was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery and it's Altar Sodality. Bernice enjoyed playing bingo at the Mercer County Council on Aging and family gatherings.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, with Fr. Paul Wohlwend officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2:00 pm-8:00 pm Friday and 9:00 am-10:00 am Saturday at Brockman - Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, Ohio.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Mercer County Council on Aging.
Condolences may be directed to www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com