Kenneth W. Downs (1927 - 2017)


INDEPENDENCE – Kenneth W. Downs, 90, of Independence, Iowa died Saturday evening, April 29, 2017 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.
Kenneth was born on March 13, 1927 in Delhi, the son of Charles and Pearl Downs. He served in the US Army during World War Two and returned to Independence following his discharge. He married Mary E. Necker on July 4, 1947.
He is survived by a son; a daughter; two sisters: Shirley Lichty, Cedar Rapids, Donna Hawkins, Manchester; and a brother; Cecil Downs, Manchester. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Mary.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence with Rev. Robert Solon, officiating. Burial will be in the Wilson Cemetery Independence with grave side Military Services. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
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Independence, IA 50644
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from May 1 to May 10, 2017