Mary Lorraine Downs

Mary Lorraine Downs 1920—2018
Mary Lorraine Downs, 98, formerly of Lanark, IL, passed away on Sept. 2, 2018, at Waverly Place in Stockton, IL. She was born on Aug. 12, 1920 in Savanna, IL, to parents, William and Bertha (Goodmiller) Endress. She was a 1938 graduate of Stockton High School. She married Harlan Lambert Downs on Sept. 8, 1942, in Canton, Missouri. Mary was a member of the First Brethren Church in Lanark, and the WRC (Women's Relief Corps). Survivors include her children, Gary (Jerry) Downs of Lanark, IL, Karen (Harry) McKnight of Byron, IL, Sharon (the late Jim) Sarles of Stockton, IL, Alan (Dolores) Downs of Stockton, IL, Cheryl Siron of Staunton, VA, Tami (Larry) Tyner of Beavercreek, OH; 19 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harlan; her son, Dale; 2 sisters; and 4 brothers.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Sept. 8, 2018, at First Brethren Church in Lanark, IL, with Rev. Larry Tyner officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark. Interment will be at Lanark Cemetery. The memorial fund will be given for the activities of the nursing home in Stockton and the First Brethren Church in Lanark. Online condolences may be shared at

Funeral Home

Russell-Frank Funeral Home
111 N High St Lanark, IL 61046
(815) 493-6363

Published in The Journal-Standard from Sept. 5 to Sept. 7, 2018