Dixie Lee Downard

June 12, 1934 - April 5, 2016
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Dixie Lee Downard age 81, of Lima died 5:47 p.m., Tuesday April 5, 2016. She was born June 12, 1934 in Allen County to the late Willard L. and Ruth E. Cordell Milbourn. She married John Wayne Downard May 23, 1954 who preceded her in death April 14, 1973.
Dixie had been a certified nursing assistant for Lima Convalescent Home for 7 years. She was a lifetime Auxillian at Lima Memorial Hospital and was a former member of the YWCA Arthritis Aerobics Class.
Survivors include sons: Jeffery (Judy) Downard of Lima, Daniel (Jeri) Downard of Lima, daughter: Vickie (Gary) Cole of Lima, stepdaughter Patricia Reier of Spencerville, 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, brother Jerry Milbourn of University Park, MD and a sister Sandra Preston of Lima.
She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter Julie Clark and a brother-in-law Gary Preston.
Private family service will be held and burial of cremated remains will be in Lafayette Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be given to Lima Memorial Auxillary or St. Rita’s In House Hospice.

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Born: June 12, 1934
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