Andree L. Dowding, 66, of Marshall passed away on September 8, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family following a long illness.
Andi was born October 27, 1953 in Battle Creek to Richard and Shirly (Lapham) Purcell. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1971. Andi went on to Western Michigan University to earn her bachelor's degree in Microbiology. Andi was married to Dennis Doolittle and together they had a daughter Cara. Their marriage ended in divorce, and she later would marry Steve Sharp, and together they have a daughter Beth. On December 31, 1993 she married Mathew Dowding at the West Eckford Community Church.
Andi worked in Microbiology Labs as a Lab Technician for over 40 years. She retired from Oaklawn Hospital in 2017. Prior to that she spent many years at Regional Medical Lab in Battle Creek. Andi loved her work and loved to keep learning Microbiology, and she loved to share and talk about it with her family. She loved living on Lyon Lake and had lived in the same house she bought when she 18 years old. Andi had a love for animals and all animals were welcomed at her house.
She is survived by her husband Matt; daughters, Cara (Lance) Feiler and Beth (Greg) Honeycutt; grandchildren, Logan, Cole, Connor Feiler, and Jordan Hawthorne, Kaysi Honeycutt, and Adin Honeycutt; her animals, Litta, Tanner, Hamish, Calico, and Maximus. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Douglas Purcell; and ex-husband Dennis Doolittle.
A private family graveside service will take place at Lyon Lake Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to Hospice Care of South West Michigan (https://www.hospiceswmi.org/give/)
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