Carol Ann Dowlin, 38, MTS Travel, active in her church

By on March 14, 2013

Carol Ann Dowlin, 38, of Akron, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013, at Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in Ephrata to Lamar and Kathie (Shrom) Long and was the wife of Edward P. Dowlin Sr. with whom she shared four years of marriage.

Carol was a member of the Grace EC Church, Akron, where she was very active. She was a Sunday school teacher, vice treasurer of the church council and a former youth leader. She enjoyed reading, visiting the mountains and spending time with her family.

Carol was currently employed in the accounting department at MTS Travel, Ephrata.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by her children: Collin and Megan Smith both at home; a step son: Edward Jr., husband of Sabrina Dowlin of Ephrata, two step daughters: Kelly, wife of Carson Slovack of Lancaster; Katlin, wife of Mark Martin of Reamstown; four grandchildren, Freedom and Ayvory Dowlin and Jackson and Silas Slovack; a brother: David, husband of Kolleen Long of Lenhartsville; maternal grandparents: Abram, husband of June Shrom and paternal grandparents: Larry, husband of Sherlyn Long of Ephrata.

A memorial service was held on March 9 at the Grace EC Church, Akron, with Rev. Leslie Cool, Rev. Steve Holubec and Ed Vidzicki officiating. The family received friends following the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family prefers memorial contributions in Carol’s memory be made to American Diabetes Assn., 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110, American Cancer Society-Lanc. Co. Unit, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603 or to Grace EC Church, PO Box 235, Akron, PA 17501.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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