Lillian Dowling, age 87, of Imlay City, MI died Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at Angela’s House Assisted Living of Imlay City, MI surrounded by her loving family. Lillian Joan Glover was born November 22, 1934 in Yale, MI. She was the daughter of the late Hugh and the late Ora (Burgess) Glover. Lillian grew up and attended school in Imlay City. She married James Robert Dowling Sr. on November 11, 1960 in Capac, MI. Lillian’s husband, James, preceded her in death.
She was mostly a homemaker, raising her family. A few summers Lillian was employed by Hendrix’s Earthly Arts in the greenhouses and Paul Fuhr’s Fruit Farm (now Valley View) north of Imlay City.
Lillian was on bowling leagues at Cedar Lanes in Imlay City and a member of the Imlay City Senior Center. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, quilting, crocheting, word searches, and being on the family farm.
She is survived by her daughter, Rose Marie Poskitt of Rose City, MI; sons, David (Mary Severin) Soule of Mesa, AZ, Darrell (Melodie) Soule, Sr. of Imlay City, MI, Jeffrey Dowling of Cocoa, FL and James (Kitt) Dowling Jr. of Tucson, AZ; her grandchildren, Darrell Jr., Robert, Joshua, Jason, Carly, Austin, Shay, Judy, Robert, Thomas and Mason; and her great-grandchildren, Alieh, Ben, Kloe, Aryana, Eli, Zelda, Kennedy, Ezlynn, Rowan, Tirion, Victoria and Maya.
Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, James Dowling Sr.; sisters, Zelma Dingman, Pearl Corey, Joyce Fleming and Mary Hether; her brothers, Robert Glover and Clyde Glover; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial is being planned for later in the springtime at Webster Cemetery.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Angela’s House and Careline Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion.
Arrangements for Lillian’s cremated remains were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.
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