Leora Josephine McDow
Leora Josephine McDow
  • September 28, 1922 - November 1, 2017
  • Watertown, Missouri

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Leora J. McDow, 95, of Watertown, WI, formerly of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Crematory.

She was born on September 28, 1922, the daughter of Roy and Margaret (Thorpe) Illig, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married to James H. McDow, who preceded her in death on October 18, 1984.

Leora worked as a hairdresser in Columbia for many years. She also enjoyed raising Highland cattle on their farm near Ashland.

She is survived by: her children: Linda Frakes (Tom), Janet Berentsen (Jay), and Brenda Meister (Bob); grandchildren: Jimme Kemple, Ashley Kemple, Carrie Pyka, Brakley Frakes, Michelle Tinti, Mallory Over (Matt), Tyler Berentsen, and Chloe Berentsen; and great grandchildren: Mary Riccioti, Cynthia Riccioti, and Elias Over.