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Elizabeth "Midge" Downey

Davenport, Iowa

Nov 15, 1934 – Apr 10, 2014


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The Runge Mortuary and Crematory Obituary

Elizabeth A. "Midge" Downey, 79, of Davenport, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 11:00 am at First Christian Church in Davenport. Visitation will be Monday from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at the church. Burial will be in...

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Midge and the Kraklio household were a big part of my youth. I remember the fun times at family gatherings, especially during the holidays. Music was huge for Midge, she loved to sing, harmonize and play the piano. I think she thought life should be lived like a musical, but it was more like a musical soap opera. She was a social person, and loved visiting with my Mom, having coffee and cigarettes (in the early days), and later she sang with my dad in the CASI choir. She always wore her...

Aunt Midge was a light in my life, I will miss her orneriness and her laughter.She had the biggest heart and was always there for those who needed her.She will be forever missed. My Heart goes out to her children and family.

I will never forget the childhood memories at all of the family get togethers at Uncle John's and Aunt Midge's house. She was always on the piano playing and singing! Aunt Midge made every effort to come see my family and I whenever we came back to Iowa for a visit, and she always loved the pictures and updates I would send her of the kids throughout the year. I will miss you dearly and always remember you fondly Aunt Midge! May you forever rest in peace and in our hearts be held dearly. ...

I loved my Aunt Midge dearly, she dropped everything to come see me and my family when we were in town at my mothers house. Even wheelchair bound she came to see me. She had a beautiful spirit and always spoke highly of her children and grandchildren. I always loved when she played the piano and sang with me. I will miss her everyday as I do my other two aunts that passed before her. They were teachers and friends and very important and special in their own ways. Go rest high on that mountain...

We are so sorry for your loss. She was a fun person and will be missed. Unfortunately we are unable to attend rites at this time. Our prayers and blessings are with you and all of the family.

She touched my life also. Peace to her family and loved ones.

Midge was one of the kindest persons that I have ever known. A true friend. I will miss making music with her, sharing laughter with her and the kind, helpful advice that she so freely gave. She always did her best.