Iva Jean Jacobsen Dowdy, age 89 passed away December 8, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Alfred C. Dowdy; daughter, Betty (Randy) Ankney of Washington, Iowa; step-children, Larry (Sharon) Dowdy of Nashville, Tennessee; Donald (Diana) Dowdy of Huntsville, Alabama; Carl (Joyce) Dowdy of Seymour, Tennessee, and Irene Dowdy of Haddonfield, New Jersey; brothers, Danny (Vicki) Burgess, and Steve Burgess all of Vinton, Iowa. Grandchildren, Gerald (Tami) Phipps. Rebecca (Jeff) Kraft, Tonaya (David) Young, and Gregory (Samantha) Phipps; Nine great-grandchildren; Three great-great grandchildren, and many nieces, and nephews.
She is preceded in death by here parents, Frank and Cleo Burgess; sisters, Vivian (Fred) Musel, and Rosetta (Melvin) Meister.
Among many occupations she was a housewife, mother, grandmother, sister, and in her younger years, she was a painter and secretary.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00am Saturday, December 16, 2017 at St. Paul Senior Living Community, 5031 Hillsboro Rd. Nashville, Tennessee 37215