Evelyn R. Downey

Born: Sat., May 24, 1924
Died: Sun., Dec. 25, 2011

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Evelyn R. Downey, 87, died at the Pavilion nursing home, 705 Fulton St., Sidney, Ohio on Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 7:00 AM. She was born May 24, 1924 in Sidney, Ohio the daughter of Vernal F. and Josephine (Kupper) Eiler and they are deceased. She was married to Donald H. Downey on August 6, 1944 and he died in 1999. Surviving is a daughter, Sheila Starrett and husband Wayne of Sidney and a son, Keith Downey and wife Jane of Sidney. One sister and one brother are deceased. She was a homemaker. At one time, she was a Girl Scout leader. She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church and a member of the Rosary Altar Society. She loved to crochet. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Hospice, 1083 Fairington Dr., Sidney, Ohio 45365 or the Holy Angels Restoration Fund, 324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Condolences may be expressed to the Downey family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com

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Tom and Dorothy Horstman

We want to extend our sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your Mother. You will be in our prayers.

Brenda Hall

Love you, Aunt Evie. I know you are in a better place. You are going to be missed so much. Give Uncle Don, Mom and Dad, Denny and Vaughn a kiss for me...

Diane Wilson-Williamson

I know she has been missed for along time and well forever be in the hearts of those that knew her. The many times we all sat in the kitchen and had coffee and talked, played cards just all around had a great time. I send my love to all the Downey family and those close to her. Heaven will welcome her and she will be forever with Don her loveing husband.

Cynthia, Sherry, Suzanne, and Leann Wesner

We were so sad to hear of Grandma Downey's passing. We too remember the adults sitting around her table drinking coffee, playing cards, laughing and talking, while all of the kids ran around her house and played. She was a very kind and gentle woman and will be greatly missed. We are thinking of you and love you very much.

Marti Cates Berger

I have many fond memories of Evelyn and Don. They were both kind loving people. Keith and Jane, and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.