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Gladys Leora Downey, 84 of Franklin, was welcomed to her heavenly home on September 13, 2019 in Franklin, Indiana.
The Chicago, Illinois native was born November 1, 1934. She was lovingly raised by Harry and Nova Helen Amos. Gladys married Paul A. Downey in Shelbyville, IN on June 23, 1951, who survives. Gladys was a 50-year member of Victory Baptist Church in Whiteland. Gladys retired from Sears after 26 years and was also a member of the Model “A” Greenwood Restorers Club.
Gladys is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Paul A. Downey of Franklin, IN; her sons, Michiael A. Downey and his wife Kim of Bluffton, IN, Stephen Patrick Downey and his wife Diana of Greenwood, IN, Paul Thomas Downey and his wife Deb of Clanton, AL, Chris DeWayne Downey and his wife Michaelle of Clayton, IN; her grandchildren, Kim Kohne, Jason Downey, Bridget Shives, Bob Downey, Matt Downey, Brooke Tandy, Amber Reynolds, Paige Rizzo and Jesse VanZant; her great-grandchildren, Josh Kohne, Sam Kohne, Bailey Shives, Riley Shives, Deven Downey, Madyson Downey, Michiael Downey, Logan Downey, Kailey Downey, Angel Downey, Tegan Downey, Corbin Downey, Esther Downey, Xavier Downey, Isaac Downey, Katie Downey, Ayden Downey, Cooper Tandy, Hudson Tandy, Piper Tandy, Hunter Reynolds and Ella Reynolds.
Gladys was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Downey.
A Homegoing Celebration will be held at 10 am Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Victory Baptist Church, 1340 Tracy Rd, Whiteland, IN 46184. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the church. Burial will be at Star Baptist Cemetery in St. Paul, IN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Victory Baptist Church General Fund and/or Missionary Fund.
Victory Baptist Church
1340 Tracy Rd., Whiteland IN 46184