Tressa D. DOWNS(1916 - 2013)


Tressa D. Downs, 97, of Newport, passed away on March 2, 2013 at Baptist Convalescent Center Newport, KY. She was a Sales Clerk with S.S. Kresge CO.. She was the President of the Golden Age Club, and the Financial Secretary for the Womens Fellowship at St. John's UCC and the Treasurer for the Monday Club at Grand Towers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Downs, her parents Theadore & Elizabeth Darby, a brother Raymond (Jack) Darby, sisters Martha Walter & Mary Stute, a nephew Royce Stute and a niece Donna Pursley. Tressa is survived by a sister Esther Cline, brother in law John F. ( Doc) Doherty, a nephew John Doherty, nieces Alfreda (Freddie) Schroeder, Kathryn Edeal, Shirley Gooder and Bonnie Hansen and many great nieces & nephews. No visitation. Funeral Ceremony will be held 10:00 am Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the St. John's United Church of Christ, Newport, Kentucky. Burial will take place in the Vesper Cemetery, Neville, OH. Memorials are suggested to: St. John's United Church of Christ, 415 Park Avenue, Newport, KY 41071. Online condolences can be given at

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Published in the Kentucky Enquirer from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2013