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Laura Mae Downen

Laura Downen Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Mae Downen, 86, will be held at 
1:30 p. m. Saturday at Myers Chapel. The Rev. Floyd Hartley will 
officiate and burial will be in Old Baptist cemetery, near Waltonville. 
The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call 
after 4:00 p.m. today. 

Mrs. Downen, who resided with her daughter, Mrs. Grover Shaw, at 324 
north Fifth street, died Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital. She is 
survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Phillips, of Kankakee and Mrs. 
Hazle Shaw of Mt. Vernon; one son, Wlllard Downen of Waltonville; and 
one brother, Willie Hanna of Scheller. She was preceded in death by her 
husband, William Albert Downen, one daughter, one son and one sister.

Source: Mt Vernon Register-News
Date: Friday, June 16, 1967
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman

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