Dora L. Barlowe, 81, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born Sept. 9, 1930, in North Vernon to Elmer and Frances (Iola) Easton. She married William Clarence Barlowe on Dec. 12, 1992, and he preceded her in death March 24, 2008.
Survivors include son, Rodney (wife, Lisa) Smith of Shelbyville; brothers, Elmer Easton of Indianapolis, Julius Williams of Columbus, and Curtis Wright and Michael Ray Easton, both of Indianapolis; sisters, Laura Mae Edmonds of New York, Betty Brown of Shelbyville, Wilmalene Nixon of Valjo, Calif., Mary Frances White of Shelbyville, Diann Thompson of Indianapolis, and Stella Easton and Dottie Grant, both of Cincinnati; grandsons, Walter Reid and Steven Reid; 14 great-grandchildren; one expected grand-daughter, Trininty Leora Smith; three great-great-grandchildren; great-grandson, Rodney Reid; stepdaughter, Kizya Lomax, & step-grand-daughter, Keairra Green.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Jacquine Thurston; three sisters; two brothers; and her husband.
Mrs. Barlowe was a member of Second Baptist Church.
She was employed at RCA for 38 years before retiring. She was also employed at Shares Inc. and was well-known for the artistic talents that she shared.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service and Crematory, 703 S. Harrison St.
Services will follow at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Tony Lambert officiating. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to Second Baptist Church, 34 W. Hendricks St., Shelbyville IN 46176.
Online condolences may be made at www.murphyparks.com.