Jeanette Loden

Jeanette Loden, 87, of Waco, passed away to her heavenly home Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in Waco.

Visitation: 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 12, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 12, at Lake Shore Funeral Home officiated by Pastor Mike Copeland and Pastor David Liechty

Burial: China Spring Cemetery

Jeanette and her twin sister, Janelle, were born January 29, 1931 to Bertie and Charlie Dowdy in rural Erath County. Jeanette and Janelle married brothers, Truman and Ralph. Jeanette and Truman were blessed with the birth of three wonderful daughters, Paula, Jana and Laura.

Jeanette began working for the Waco Independent School District in 1972 and retired in 1995. She then worked after retirement as a caregiver in home health care which she found very rewarding.

She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved daughter, Paula Cawthon; two sons-in-law, Michael Butler and Dale Goss; brothers, Howard Dowdy and Jerry Dowdy; nephews, Tad, Bob, Bill, John and Paul Dowdy; and her daughters’ father, Truman Loden.

Jeanette is survived by her twin sister, Janelle Loden; son-in-law, Ronald Cawthon and children, Ginger, Clark, Autumn and Ben; daughter, Jana and husband, Gene Kelley and children, Brad and Leah; and daughter, Laura and husband, Chuck Lambert and children, Brianna, Chelsea and Zack. Jeanette was “Great Mom” to 15 great-grandchildren, Savannah, Dawson, Cameron, Avery, Amelia, Zoey, Scarlett, Rybon, Miriam, Brayden, Hazel, Owen, Birdie, Ella and Elliott and two on the way; brother-in-law and special friend, Billy C. Loden; special friend, Loy Burgess; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to First Baptist Church of China Spring.

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Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. I express my deepest condolences on the loss of yyour dear mother, daughter, sister and friend. Love knows no bounds and death cannot even severe that bond. May her memories comfort you until you are together again. (John 5:28,29) Our Heavenly Father knows your pain and will comfort you in your time of grief. (1Peter 5:6,7)

  2. Mike and Kim England

    We are so sorry about your loss of a wonderful mother, sister, aunt, great aunt, grandmother and great grandmother, Jeanette. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God keep you in his safe keeping and grant you peace at this time.

  3. I will miss you, Aunt Jeanette. You loved us all so much and we loved you, even when you made us sweep the dirt on the farm. I love you.

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