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Richard P. Downey, 76, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, March 25, 2014, at Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville. He was a lifelong resident of Morgantown.
Richard was born May 29, 1937, in LaPorte, to the late Joseph A. and Elma F. (Everling) Downey.
He was a 1955 graduate of Morgantown High School and was a member of Morgantown Baptist Church.
Richard was an emergency room and surgical technician at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, retiring after 25 years of service.
He is survived by his children, Lesa Douglas, Mark Downey and Patrick (Cheryl) Downey. Richard will be remembered by his sister, Peggy Quillen; and two grandchildren, Alyssa Downey and Shelby Downey.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, William J. “Bill” Downey.
He enjoyed the outdoors by working in his garden and landscaping around his lake. Richard also enjoyed watching wildlife and spending time with his family.
The Rev. Ben Swopes will conduct a graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday at East Hill Cemetery
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Richard to the Manna Mission, 65 W. Morgan St., Martinsville, IN 46151; or the Morgan County Humane Society, 690 W. Mitchell St., Martinsville, IN 46151.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center in Morgantown.
Condolences may be made to the Downey family at www.meredithclark.com.
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