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Elizabeth (Libby) Owens Downing

obit6LEXINGTON, Ky. - Elizabeth (Libby) Owens Downing, wife of Frank Keiser Downing, passed away Thurs, Aug 15, 2013 following a lengthy illness. She was born in Lexington to the late Basil Duke and Sue Humphreys Owens. She graduated from Logan High School, Logan, WV, Sullins College, Bristol, VA and attended the University of KY.

In addition to her husband of over 60 years, she is survived by her children, Frank Keiser “Kye” (Jill) Downing, Jr, Sue Downing Wingate and Margaret Downing (Brian) Forsee. Also seven grandchildren, Samuel Wingate, Alexander Wingate, Patrick Wingate, Morgan Forsee, Preston Forsee, Frank “Tre” Downing III, Mary Carter Elizabeth Downing; one brother, Basil Duke Owens, Jr of Shelbyville; one nephew, David (Dixie) Owens, Jasper, AL; two great nieces and one great nephew.

She had always been active in the lives of her family and in community programs. In Winchester for over 25 years, she along with her family, were member of the First Presbyterian Church of Winchester. She was president of the church women, a leader in Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, DAR and band boosters for GRC High School.

Visitation will be held at the First Christian Church, Owenton on Fri, Aug 16, 4-7 PM and at Milward-Broadway, Lexington from noon -2 PM Sat, Aug 17 with services following at 2 PM. Interment will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the grandchildren and David Owens. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund, First Presbyterian Church of Winchester.

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