Sharon Downs

DownsSharonobitSharon K. Downs, 70, of Columbus, passed from this life at 5:50 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2016 at I.U. Health University Hospital in Indianapolis.

Mrs. Downs was born in Columbus on May 29, 1945, daughter of Raymond and Thelma Skinner Land.

She married Cecil M. Downs on April 11, 1964.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years; a daughter, Kelly (Ben) Simpson; a son, Douglas (Samantha) Downs, both of Brown County; a brother, Mike (Jenny) Land of Wisconsin; grandchildren, Benjamin, Luke, Alyson and Jake Simpson, and Joshua, Corey and Rebekah Downs.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Downs retired as an engineer from AT&T in 1993 where she had worked for 30 years.

She was a member of the Brown County Genealogy Society and Quilt Club and she enjoyed gardening.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home, 1029 Washington St., in Columbus, with Jerry Sayre officiating.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, and from 9 a.m. to time of service Friday.

Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.

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