The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

November 21, 2012

William “Bill” Alen Downs

OLIVET — William “Bill” Alen Downs, 53, of Olivet, passed away at 8:06 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.

He was born to James and Lucille Landis Downs Sr. on Sept. 22, 1959, in Danville.

He was united in marriage to Marsone “Marcie” Garrigus on Jan. 8, 1993, in Danville. She will miss him dearly.

He also will be missed by his daughter, Bobbi (Terry) Reed of Sidell, and her children, Maranda and Russell Reed; his daughter, Kayla Key (Kevin) of Veedersburg, Ind., and her daughter, Kendra Amos; his brother, James (Janet) Downs Jr. of Ridge Farm; his sisters, Pat Ellies (Shorty) of Flora and Sandy (Jim) Phillips of Ridge Farm; several nieces and nephews; and his dog, Coco. His parents preceded him in death.

Bill worked as a production technician at Pioneer Hi-Bred International for 34 years. He had many friends with whom he enjoyed hanging out. He enjoyed going mushroom hunting, watching Illinois basketball games and bowling. He also loved making his bologna salad/oyster dressing and sharing with family and friends. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

A celebration of Bill’s life will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, Georgetown, with Pastor James Blue officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Crown Hill Cemetery in Ridge Farm.

Memorial donations may be given in his name to Vermilion County Animal Shelter. Please join Bill’s family in sharing memories through his Tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneral

home.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • OBIT Pic Riley Patricia Joan Riley DANVILLE — Patricia Joan (Westphal) Riley, 69, of Danville, passed away at 5:29 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at North Logan Health Care, Danville.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Lutchka Joseph Edward Lutchka WESTVILLE — Joseph Edward Lutchka, 75, of Westville, was welcomed home at 2:31 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Auter Virginia Marie Auter DANVILLE — Virginia Marie Auter, 84, of Danville, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at home peacefully, surrounded by family and caregivers.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Wear Wilmetta 'Billie Mae' Wear TILTON — Wilmetta “Billie Mae” Wear, 80, of Tilton, passed away in the comfort of her home at 4:02 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Rebmann John Paul Rebmann MUNCIE — John Paul Rebmann, 87, of Muncie, went to join his beloved wife in heaven on Thursday, April 17, at Danville Care Center.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 04-22 Klage, John photo John 'Jack' Klage

    DANVILLE -- John "Jack" Klage, 78, of Danville passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at 9:45 a.m. at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Lundquist Kenneth Dean 'Stick' Lundquist COVINGTON, Ind. — Kenneth Dean “Stick” Lundquist, age 75, of Covington, Ind., died at 7:05 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Waters of Covington.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT pic Hollingsworth Franklin 'Buster' Eugene Hollingsworth Sr. Franklin “Buster” Eugene Hollingsworth Sr., age 67, of Paris, Ill., passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT - CN0420 - HAINES, Lois image Lois Haines

    Lois Haines, 86, of Danville, passed away on April 16, 2014.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Eugene Kirk Douglas Eugene Kirk Douglas, 86, of rural Kingman, passed away at 4:48 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette, Ind. Mr. Douglas was born Sept. 14, 1927, in Stone Bluff, Ind., the son of Everett H. and Cecil (Butts) Douglas

    April 20, 2014

E-edition
AP Video
Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs
NDN Video
Lupita Nyong'o Named People's 'Most Beautiful' Stephen Colbert Tells David Letterman His Plan for 'Late Show' Georgetown police officer filmed tripping students Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Recycling Highlights for Earth Day Peeps Launched into Outer Space NYPD's Twitter Request For Photos Backfires New HBO Go Commercials Capture Awkward Family TV Watching Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Rise of the Milkbots Jenna Dewan-Tatum Strips Down TRENDING: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin and Juice' on ‘Tonight Show’ Middle School heroes rescue students from burning bus WHOPPER OF FISHING STORY: Florida man catches massive Mako shark Maks Chmerkovskiy's "DWTS" Meltdown The many faces of Mike Woodson Ape Builds A Fire And Toasts Marshmallows In Amazing BBC Video Manchester Utd sack manager David Moyes "RHOA's" Dramatic Brawl High school, College Drug Ring Busted In Montgomery County
Must Read