Lucille Downey, 92, of Corning, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021 at Corning Specialty Care. Private family graveside services will be held in the Oakland Cemetery at Quincy in rural Corning. Mr. Larry Johnson will officiate. Open visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Corning. Memorial contributions may be directed to Care Initiatives Hospice Greenfield office or Corning Specialty Care. Memories and condolences can be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Lucille Irene Richie, the daughter of Charles and Hazel Irene (Pond) Richie was born on June 19, 1929 in Corning, Iowa. She graduated from Corning High School. On September 25, 1949, Lucille married Calvin Bovell Downey in Corning. Three children: Doug, Cindy and Curt would bless this union. Lucille worked as a telephone operator before working for the National Farmers Organization. Later in life Lucille dedicated her time to raising her family and being a homemaker.
Lucille loved to decorate and made sure every wall was filled with her décor. Family was the most important thing in her life, especially her grandchildren, whom she was very proud of.
Left to cherish Lucille’s memory are her children: Doug Downey and wife Connie of Omaha, Nebraska and Cindy Johnson of Creston, Iowa; grandchildren: David Miles, Mallory Auch, Sean Downey, Dory Schaffer and Ryan Schaffer; 11 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister, Kathleen Murdock of Corning, Iowa; sister-in-law, Virginia Richie of Corning, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Lucille in death were her parents, Charles and Hazel; husband, Calvin; son, Curt; son-in-law, Randy Johnson; brother, Junior Richie and brother-in-law, Dick Murdock; and a nephew, Stanley Richie.