Sharyn R. Dowdell, 71, Nicodemus, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Nicodemus.

She was born March 14, 1947, in Hays to Alonzo Gillan and Lois Ruth (Moman) Alexander II.

She married Frank Dowdell on Dec. 23, 1966, in Leavenworth. He preceded her in death Feb. 22, 2002.

Survivors include two sons, David Dowdell and Lateff Dowdell, both of Nicodemus; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church, Nicodemus; private burial in Nicodemus.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University.

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