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Betty Joan Downing

March 10, 1934 — November 4, 2021

Betty Joan Downing, 87, of Aviston, died Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Aviston Countryside Manor. She was born March 10, 1934 in Lincoln, IL, the daughter of Thurston Donovan and Agnes Amelia, nee Wubben, Redfairn. She married Morgan A. Downing November 23, 1952 in Lincoln, IL and he preceded her in death on August 12, 2019.

Betty is survived by her children, Gaye Lee (Kevin) Gallagher of GA. and Morgan Dean (Sharon) Downing of IL; a son-in-law, Dale Carlson of TX; a sister, Patricia Kelly of IL; two brothers-in-law, Dean Downing (Glenda) of IL and Dennis Jones (Vicki) of FL, five grandchildren, Colin (Lauren) Gallagher, Brennan (Elizabeth) Gallagher, DayleAnn (Joe) Evans, David Carlson, and Morgan C. Downing; and four great-grandchildren, Cate, Daniel, and Hattie Gallagher, and William Evans; and she was anticipating the birth of another great-grandchild in December.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, DeeAnn Carlson; two sisters, Beverly Sutton and Katy Fink; and three brothers-in-law, Bill Sutton, Ron Fink and Wayne Downing.

Mrs. Downing was a homemaker. She enjoyed swimming, playing tennis, fishing spending time with her family, and traveling with her husband.

There will be no services.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice and will be received at Nordike Funeral Home, 301 S. Clinton St., P.O. Box 157, Aviston, IL 62216 who is serving the family.
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