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Betty Jean (Fenwick) Dowell

Mrs. Betty Jean Dowell, age 79, of Irvington, KY, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown, KY. Betty was born on January 1, 1945, the daughter of Oscar Wilson and Nellie Louise (Coghill) Fenwick. Betty had a unique talent for sewing and she loved to cook and bake, especially for her family.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd Dowell; her step son, Scotty Smith; her step grandson, Robbie; nephew, Ricky Simms; and a brother-in-law, Richard Simms. She is survived by two sons, William “Bill” (Carrie) Zdenek and Frank Zdenek; her daughter, Mary (Steve) Arterburn; three step daughters, Debbie (Kevin) Leitner, Crystal (Chuck) Young and Karen (Gary) Hendrickson; her step son, Ricky (Sandy) Dowell; her grandson, Billy (Hannah) Smith; seven step grandchildren, Clark, Eric, Shonda, Garret, Ashley, Steven and Amy; a great granddaughter, Nova Bug; 15 step great grandchildren; five step great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene (Pat) Fenwick and Donald (Mary Ann) Fenwick; two sisters, Jeanetta Simms and Nellie Fenwick; two nieces, Eugenia (Chris) Duke and Melissa Fenwick; her best friend, Carol Cain; her two beloved dogs, Lady and Sophia; and numerous cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at the chapel of Hager Funeral Home with Rev. William “Happy” Chandler officiating. Burial will follow in Buck Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday and 9:00 AM until the time of service on Wednesday.

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