Gladys Downing


Downing Gladys obit

Gladys Downing, 76, of Springfield, passed away Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Southbrook Care Center. 

She was born Dec. 17, 1940, in Pike County, Ky., a daughter of the late Elijah and Stella Blankenship Coleman.

On Sept. 4, 1962, she married Roger C. Downing Sr. and he preceded her in death after 50 years of marriage.

Survivors include three sons, Roger C. (Deb) Downing Jr. of Tipp City, Joseph A. (Dianne) Downing of Westerville and Gary D. (Cheryl) Downing of Huntsville; siblings, Susie (Carl) Brinkman, Agnes (Tommy) Thompson, Sadie Alexander and Elijah Junior Coleman, all of Springfield; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

She also was preceded in death by brothers, Joe B. Coleman, Earnest Coleman and Earsel Coleman; and a granddaughter, Brenda Cole. 

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, in Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield, following calling that begins at 1 p.m. Burial follows in Rose Hill Burial Park.