Nadene Rexford, age 91, died early Saturday morning, October 23, 2010, at the Meade District Hospital, Meade, Kansas.
She was born February 23, 1919, at Rolla, Kansas, the daughter of Carl and Mabel Hannah (Smith) Dowell. As a young girl she attended the Cave Grade School in rural Ensign, Kansas. She later attended Ensign High School, graduating in 1937. A lifetime resident of rural Montezuma, she was a homemaker.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Meade. Nadene enjoyed sewing, crocheting, working crossword puzzles, baking, and spending time with her family and friends.
On June 14, 1938, she married Chester Rexford at Ness City, Kansas. He survives.
Other survivors include: A son, Ray Rexford of rural Montezuma, Kansas; A daughter, Wilda Beth Acoya of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Six brothers, Leroy Dowell, Wayne Dowell, Kenneth Dowell, Bob Dowell all of Georgia, Billy Dowell of Dodge City, Kansas, Lawrence Dowell of Ulysses, Kansas; Two sisters, Ruth Smith of Sacramento, California, Leon Bettis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Seven Grandchildren and Eleven Great-Grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Floyd Dowell; and a sister, Bonnie Johnson.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 25, 2010, at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary Chapel, Meade, with the Reverend Susan Greene presiding. Interment was in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the United Methodist Church, Meade in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmorutary.com