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Richard Downey, 76, Morgantown

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 La Porte, to Joseph A. and Elma F. (Everling) Downey. He was a 1955 graduate of Morgantown High School and was a member of the Morgantown Baptist Church. Richard was an emergency room and surgical technician for Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. He retired 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 Friday, March 28 at 11 a.m. at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. Funeral services were entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions can 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.

Condolences can be made to the Downey family at www.meredith-clark.com.

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  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West