Elizabeth Ann McDowell "Lib", 69, of Avilla, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, after battling cancer for over three years.\n\nShe was born at Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake, Indiana, on October 22, 1953, to the late Calvin and Barbara (Asher) Weber. She spent her formative years in Albion and graduated from Central Noble High School in 1971.\n\nLib was married to Brent McDowell at Merriam Christian Chapel on May 17, 1975, and spent her entire married life in Green Township, Noble County.\n\nShe retired from Churubusco Schools in 2010 after more than 20 years. She also spent five years as a campground gate attendant at Chain O’ Lakes State Park.\n\nShe was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel and was active in many different ministries. Her love for Christ was very apparent in her life.\n\nLib enjoyed traveling, camping, genealogy research, and spending time with her family. She was a very involved parent and grandparent including, coaching different sports.\n\nShe is survived by her husband of 47 years, Brent McDowell; two daughters, Joline (Zachary) Lock and Alissa (Ryan) Risedorph; a son, Derek (Kate) McDowell; a brother, Les (Emily) Weber; 10 grandchildren, Josie, Evie, Zane, Molly, Owen, Lucy, Harlan, Samantha, Raleigh, and Carter; two step-grandchildren, Cason and Reese. \n\nIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Weber.\n\nFuneral service will take place at Merriam Christian Chapel, on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service.\n\nThe family will also receive family and friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco Chapel, on Friday, November 11, 2022, from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.\n\nBurial will follow at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.\n\nMemorials may be directed to Merriam Christian Chapel, Missions Fund.\n\nSheets & Childs Funeral Home has been entrusted with these arrangements.