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Kathleen M. (Willy) Downham, 86, Logansport, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017, at Woodbridge Health Campus in Logansport.
Born Jan. 1, 1931, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late John and Esther (Barrett) Willy. In 1973 in La CaƱada, California, she married Richard E. O'Rear, who preceded her in death May 16, 1993. Then in 1994 in Deer Creek, Indiana, she married Robert L. Downham, who preceded her in death Aug. 21, 2015.
Kathleen was the former co-owner of REO Engineering where she served as the bookkeeper and secretary. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling, oil painting, listening to music and playing the piano. Kathleen attended the Faith Lutheran Church.
Surviving is a son, Robert (Brita) O'Rear, San Clemente, California; stepson, Richard E. (Molly) O'Rear, Chula Vista, California; stepdaughters, Maurene (John) Moore, Citrus Heights, California; Anne (Phil) Stroup, Collierville, Tennessee; Vicky (Don) Haven, Arizona; brother, Erik Willy, Logansport; sister, Eleanor (Jack) Winegardner, Logansport; two grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth D. O'Rear; stepdaughter, Charlene Moore; three sisters, Dorothy Coppock, Marilyn Shideler and Carolyn Fauvergue; three brothers, John, Leroy and Edwin Willy.
A celebration of life will be at 3 p.m. Friday, June 30, in the Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor Carl Lendermon officiating. Burial will follow in the Rock Creek Cemetery, Logansport.
Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Friday, also in the funeral home.
You may sign Kathleen's guestbook online at www.gundrumcares.com
Published on June 27, 2017
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