Kathleen L. Downing, age 68 of Lima, died at noon on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Zusman Hospice, Columbus. She was born December 29, 1945 in Lima; the daughter of the late Clarence George and Katharine Lanore Hooks Volbert. On June 25, 1966 she married Richard Earl Downing, who survives.
Mrs. Downing retired from the medical records department at Lima Memorial Hospital. She had been past president of both the Lima Eagles Auxiliary and of Fleur-de-lis. She was very active in various fund raisers; she enjoyed visiting casinos and playing cards. Family was the center of her life, which she treasured dearly.
Survivors also include a son – Gregory (Cindy) Downing of Clarksville, TN; a granddaughter – Chelsea Downing of FL; 2 brothers – Larry (Rose) Volbert of Lima; George (Toni) Volbert of Lima; and a sister – Marlene Konst of CO.
She was preceded in death by a son – Kevin Downing who died October 10, 2010; 2 brothers – Donald Volbert and Bernard Volbert; and two sisters – Edith Volbert and Teresa Volbert.
A memorial service will begin 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 22, 2014 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Monday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Scleroderma Arthritis or the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be shared at www.BayliffAndSon.
Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm