We Live in Hearts We
Leave Behind~Thomas Campbell
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, January 17, 2010 for 89 year old George Downen of Perryville, MO, formerly of Chester, IL, who passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at the Independence Care Center in Perryville, MO.
George was born May 27, 1920 in rural Jackson County, IL, the son of Snider and Clara (Bunselmeyer) Downen. He married Ola Hamilton on July 27, 1941 in Chester, IL and she preceded him in death. He later married Norma Moake on December 29, 2000 in Rockwood, IL and she survives of Perryville, MO.
Also surviving are three children, Thomas Downen of Jackson, TN, John Downen of Springfield, OR and Peggy Arnett of Quail Valley, CA. Five grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, one son, two brothers and one sister.
It was Mr. Downen’s wishes to be cremated.
A Memorial Service for George Downen will be Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 1pm at the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Rockwood, IL with Rev. Cecil Dunning officiating.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Chester, IL.
Memorials can be made to the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund or to the First Presbyterian Church in Perryville, MO.
The Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home of Chester, IL is in charge of the arrangements.