Ramona A. McDowell, 91, Luverne, died Friday, July 30, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne.
Ramona Watts was born Jan. 7, 1930, to Ralph and Hilda (Hoveland) Watts. She owned the Hardwick Grocery Store for 25 years, retiring in September of 2007.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Luverne.
Ramona loved to crochet, and while she lived at the Centennial Apartments, she enjoyed bingo, jigsaw puzzles, walking and going over to the Senior Center and volunteering.
She is survived by her son, Terry (Mary) McDowell, Brandon, South Dakota; two grandchildren, Jodie (Scott) Swain, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Dr. Jason McDowell, Minneapolis; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Connie (Gary) Heldt; a brother, Ralph Watts Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.
Ramona was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, LaVonne Gingerich, Beverly Sona and Ruby Dobson; sister-in-law Lorna Watts; two brothers-in-law, Bernard Dobson and Bernard Gingerich; and a special friend, Ray Hueser.
A private family service will take place at a later date.
Arrangements are provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, dingmannandsons.com.