McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


September 11, 2012

Shirley A. Downing

McALESTER — Shirley A. Downing, 72, longtime resident of rural Stuart, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in Oklahoma City.

No services in this area are scheduled.

Arrangements were under the direction of Sunny Lane of Oklahoma City.

She was born in Stuart on June 9, 1940, to Frank and Dollie (Taylor) Bailey.

She is survived by her husband, Willard Downing, of the home; a daughter, Julie Lebrun, of Sherwood, Ore.; three grandchildren, John Vincent, of Georgia, Karl Kern, of Sodus, N.Y., and Angela Kern, of Sodus N.Y.; and one great granddaughter, Melrose Kern, of Sodus, N.Y.

Also, two brothers, Paul Bailey, of Thousand Palms, Calif., and John Bailey, of Pensacola, Fla.

She was preceeded in death by her parents and one daughter, Donna Kern, of Sodus, N.Y.

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