Edwin E. Downing

September 21, 1919 - September 16, 2016
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Edwin E. Downing, age 96 of Lima, died at 12:30 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2016 at Lost Creek Care Center following a couple year battle with bone cancer. He was born September 21, 1919 in Rockport, Hardin County, Ohio; to the late Harry L. and Lulu M. Neu Downing. On June 22, 1941 he married Mildred I. Hanes who died March 22, 2009.

Mr. Downing retired from Clark Equipment Company and was a member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church. His hobbies included gardening, fishing, playing games and cards, and loved outdoors. He was a trustee for 12 years with the Eagles #370 of Lima where he had been a member for over 53 years, he had been a loan officer with the Circle Diamond Credit Union, now Superior Credit Union, and was a member of the Lima Men’s Garden Club. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and his love of people.

Survivors include a son – Richard E. (Kathleen, deceased) Downing of Lima; 3 daughters – Rosalind ‘Rose’ (John) Burgess of Lima; Patricia ‘Pat’ (Cliff) Edgecomb of Lima; Nancy (Jerry, deceased) Neumeier of Lima; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; a sister – Joan Klingler of Sidney.

He was preceded in death by a grandchild, a brother – Gerald ‘Jerry” Downing, 3 sisters – Bea Myers, Miriam Smith, and Wilma Hunsaker.

Funeral services will begin 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Michael Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. An Eagles service will be conducted at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the choice of the donor.

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.

Address:

311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Time: 3:45 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.

Address:

311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Time: 10:30 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.

Address:

311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

 

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Born: September 21, 1919
Died: September 16, 2016

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