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William Dowden, 86, Columbus

William E. Dowden, 86, Columbus, died at 9:07 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Mr. Dowden was a U.S. Army World War II veteran.

He retired from Cosco, Inc., in 1988 after 35 years of service.

An outdoorsman, Mr. Dowden enjoyed gardening, fishing, traveling and spending time with his family. A sports enthusiast, he followed horse racing, the Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Reds, IU basketball and NASCAR.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home, 1029 Washington St. in Columbus, with the Rev. Marc Vance officiating. Family and friends can call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 p.m. until service time Thursday. Burial will be in Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery. Full military honors will be presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard.

Memorial contributions can be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Online condolences can be made to Mr. Dowden's family at www.barkesweaverglick.com.

Born in Nineveh Oct. 19, 1926, Mr. Dowden was the son of James and Mary Ann Fraker Dowden. He married Edna Mae Davidson Nov. 8, 1947. She preceded him in death Oct. 19, 1990. He later married Beulah "Boots" Hendershot, she preceded him in death July 27, 2009.

Survivors include his children, Connie (Bill) Miller of Columbus, Kenneth (Cathy) Dowden of Louisville and Vickie (Hank) Mueller of Columbus; a sister, Doris Turner of Columbus; grandchildren, Gretchan (Tom) Hashimoto, Natosha Robinson, Christina (Sean) Bristol, Casey Dowden, Amy (Anthony) Smith, Kellen Phillips, Bryce Mueller and Daylan Mueller; eight great-grandchildren; and stepchildren, Til Followell of Nashville, Bonnie (Curt) Carlson of Scipio, Bill (Nancy) Battin of Columbus and Kim Yheulon of Columbus.

Mr. Dowden was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; brothers, Harold, Cecil, Edward, Arnold and Russell Dowden; and a sister, Sylvia Baxter.

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    Golf scramble to benefit BCHS athletics set
    1 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • August 30
    Mission trip presentation at Fruitdale church
    2 p.m. Midway Church,
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
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  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane