CONOVER Frances Stone MacDowell, 82, of Conover, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Hospice of Hendersonville, Elizabeth House, in Flat Rock. Born May 11, 1935, in Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Garfield Rone Stone and Margaret Lee Hensley Stone. Frances was an active member of The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Newton, and enjoyed spending time with her many friends and especially her family. In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Marion St. Pierre MacDowell; sister, Catherine Self; and brother, Richard Stone. Survivors include her daughter, Atea Foster and husband, Ben of Fletcher; son, Michael MacDowell of Charlotte; stepdaughters, Pauline Richard and husband, Billy, of Charlotte, Julia Flemming and husband, Mike of Knoxville, Tenn., Beverly MacDowell and husband, Larry Casper of Asheville, and Rosalie MacDowell of California. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13, at The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Newton with the Rev. Tim McRee officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 750 West 13th St., Newton, NC, 28658. Condolences may be sent to the MacDowell family at www.willisreynoldsfh.com. The MacDowell family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton.