Georgie Melba Mc Dowell, 88, of St. James City died on July 30, 2011, at Gulf Coast Village in Cape Coral. She was born Dec. 27, 1922, in Butler County, Al., a child of Aubrey and Hettie (Bennett) Covan.
A resident of St. James City for the past 20 years, she previously lived in Slatington, Pa., and was employed as a hairdresser in Butler, Pa., and Pensacola, Fla.; she loved to work with flowers.
She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Mc Dowell, whom she married in October 1945; her children, Patricia A. (Leonard) Keith of Houston, Texas, Van L. (Kim) Mc Dowell of Boyertown, Pa., and Nancy M. (Mark) Hanover of Macungie, Pa.; five grandchildren; her brother, Emory Covan of Pensacola, Fla.; and her sister, Reba Byrd of Mobile, Ala. The funeral will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to The Arthritis Foundation, 408 12th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205.
Friends may sign the guest book at www.dignifiedcremations.com .