Alice Amaryllis Downing

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Alice Amaryllis Amstutz Downing, age 101, of Sykesville, died Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at the Homestead at Sun Valley Assisted Living, Sykesville, MD. Born December 22, 1913, in northwestern Ohio; she was the daughter of the late Leo Amstutz and Zelma May Tate Amstutz. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Eugene Downing for 44 years until his death in 1981. She was the last of her family of seven children, being predeceased by two brothers and four sisters. Alice had been a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, and most of all her family. She was a 70 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Freedom Chapter #87, Eldersburg, MD, where she received the Phoebe Service Award in 2006. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law. Mitzi and Charles Richardson and son, Ned Eugene Downing all of Eldersburg She is also survived by four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 AM. Interment will follow in New Oakland Cemetery, Sykesville, MD. The Order of the Eastern Star will hold a memorial service on Friday at 7:30 PM at the funeral home.



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Haight Funeral Home & Chapel
6416 Sykesville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
410-795-1400
Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 19, 2015
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