Kathryn ‘Katy’ Dowson, 96, Divernon

Kathryn ‘Katy’ Ehrat Dowson, 96, of Divernon, died on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at Auburn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Auburn.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Auburn, with the Rev. Richard R. Harre officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery, Auburn. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Friday, both at the church. Bramley Funeral Home in Divernon was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church or United Cerebral Palsy.

Mrs. Dowson was born on May 14, 1911, in Shobonier, the daughter of Chris and Mary Ehrat. She married John ‘Shorty’ Dowson on April 8, 1937, in Vandalia; he died on April 8, 1974.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Auburn.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Kay and her husband Lee Wooddell of Pawnee; sons, John Dowson and his wife Nancy of Divernon, and Dean Dowson and his wife Sue of Pawnee; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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