Marsha A. “Tony” Dowler went home to be with her husband, Danny, Friday, June 30, 2017.
She was born Feb. 5, 1952, in Brown County, the daughter of Clyde Morse and Ladonna (Gregg) Morse; they preceded her in death.
Tony lived most of her life around Brown County. She grew up in the quiet town of Nashville at a time when riding a horse to the general store was common. These were some of her fond memories. After high school, she married Fredie Stiles. They lived on the farm raising crops and their two children, Charles Stiles and Uriah Stiles. Her love of horses came in handy, as she spent time working on the horse track. After her farming days, she worked as a waitress at the Country Club of Brown County and State Farm Insurance. She married Jim Schrougham, who preceded her in death. They enjoyed working on the farm, raising a garden and traveling. Jim brought a lot of joy to her and her children. In 1992, she met Danny Dowler and they married shortly after. Danny brought smiles and laughter to everyone he met, so the two of them were perfect together. He went home to heaven after 14 years of marriage, but left Tony with happy memories and an extended family that is still very close.
Tony leaves behind a brother, Robert (Brenda) Morse; son, Darren (Dianne) Dowler; grandchildren, Raina Dowler, Shelby (Jake) Percifield, Hannah Stiles and Corey (Becca) Stiles; three great-grandchildren; three nephews, Rob, Josh and Jason; her very good and dear friend, Bill Staples; close friends, David and Peggy Welch; and cousins from all over Brown County and beyond.
The family would like to give special thanks to New Life Church and Pastor John of Goshen Church.
A service will be conducted at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1682 State Road 135 North from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be deeply appreciated to Mother’s Cupboard, P.O. Box 825, Nashville, IN 47448; or to Goshen Community Church, 2798 Gatesville Road, Nashville, IN 47448.
On line condolences may be sent to the family at bondmitchellfuneralhome.com.
Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
“We love you, Mom.”