BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Dollie Bernice Downs, 87, of Bowling Green, KY formerly of Louisville passed away at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Christian Healthcare. The Caneyville, Kentucky native was born June 22, 1925 a daughter of the late Buford Free Shain and Geneva Olive Basham Shain.
Mrs. Downs was preceded in death by her husband Robert Earl Downs, a daughter, Lonnie Faye Pharis, and a sister Sadie Ercell Thompson. Mrs. Downs retired from Sears, was a member of Buechel Park Baptist Church and attended First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) while in Bowling Green.
Mrs. Downs is survived by a daughter, Olivia Dollvetta Kirtley (Sam, Jr.) one sister; Ester Marcella Beasley, five grandchildren; Kamala Pharis, Kara Ridgway (Doug), Samuel Kirtley III (Heather), Stephanie Lawrence (Michael), Steven Kirtley (Kathi), eight great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mrs. Downs will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Graveside Services will be at 1:00 p.m. (EST), Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in the Last Supper Chapel at Arch L. Heady Resthaven Cemetery at 4400 Bardstown Rd Louisville, KY 40218.
Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, or Susan G. Komen for the Cure
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