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Suanne McDowell

March 14, 1952 — November 4, 2022

Van Wert

Suanne McDowell, 70, of Van Wert, passed away at 8:45 PM on Friday, November 04, 2022 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. She was born on March 14, 1952, in Lima, to the late David and Ruth (Wollett) Ashbaugh. On April 29, 1972, she married the love of her life, Rex McDowell. Together, they shared more than 50 years of memories.

Suanne formerly attended Whitehorse Church in Middle Point before attending Trinity Friends Church. She worked at the Shell station in Van Wert for 30 years and was also a cook with Crestview Public Schools for 15 years. Suanne enjoyed crocheting, embroidering and was the owner of Suanne Ceramics.

Surviving are her husband, Rex of Union Township, Van Wert County; son, David McDowell of Castalia, OH; sister, Rebecca (Orville) Whittenbarger of Convoy; niece and nephew, Nina and Isaac Stahl of Van Wert; as well as grandchildren: Leah, Lexi and Mack McDowell.

In addition to her parents, Suanne was preceded in death by her sister, Brenda Stahl.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891 with Pastors Matt McGovern and Frank Howard officiating. Interment will follow in Scott Cemetery, Van Wert-Paulding County Line Road Scott, OH 45886.

Family and friends will be received from 4 to 8 PM on Wednesday, November 09, 2022 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home.

For those who prefer, memorial contributions in Suanne`s memory may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org; Breast Cancer Research Foundation, www.bcrf.org/; or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.

To share in Suanne's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Funeral

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Interment

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Starts at 12:15 pm (Eastern time)

Scott Cemetery

, Huron, OH 44839

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