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Eleanor Elizabeth Dillman Downs
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Birth: May 19, 1925
Death: Nov. 22, 2008


Eleanor Elizabeth Downs, 83, Montour, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at Carrington Place of Toledo under the care of Iowa River Hospice due to a lengthy illness. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the Living Faith United Methodist Church in Tama with Pastor Jerry Avise-Rouse officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Montour. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 4-7 p.m. at the Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.

Eleanor was born on May 19, 1925, in LeGrand, the daughter of Millard and Muriel (Callary) Dillman.

She graduated from the LeGrand Consolidated School District in 1943. She then attended the Thompson Beauty School in Des Moines.

On Sept. 18, 1943, she was united in marriage to Clifford Downs at the Methodist Parsonage in Montour. Eleanor was a cook for the Montour School for many years and worked at the Juvenile Home. She was also a Nutrition Aid for the Tama County Extension Office. She was a member of the Living Faith United Methodist Church and the LeGrand Friends Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Eleanor enjoyed playing cards, cooking and visiting with friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Marsha Lynn Downs; and two infant brothers.

Survivors include her husband, Clifford of Montour; her children, Sonja (Lanny) Hoskey, Tama, David (Shirley) Downs, Toledo, Denise Downs (Robert Stocklose) of Rogers, Ark., Tim (Pat) Downs, Tama, and Tom (Deb) Downs, Waterloo; nine grandchildren, Doug and David Wiese, Brian Downs, Mindy Downs Weidner, Cristi Downs, JoLyn Kay Meehan, Kali Downs, Justin and Jason Gochanour; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, LaVonda Chadwick, Indianola; and one sister-in-law, Ethel (Norman) Hoskey of Chelsea.

A memorial fund has been established.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Millard Dillman (1894 - 1962)
  Muriel Electra Callery Dillman (1901 - 1990)
 
 Spouse:
  Clifford Ralph Downs (1921 - 2012)*
 
 Children:
  Marsha Lynn Downs (1950 - 1990)*
 
 Sibling:
  Eldon Donald Dillman (1921 - 1923)*
  Eleanor Elizabeth Dillman Downs (1925 - 2008)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maple Hill Cemetery
Montour
Tama County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Pammy In Oklahoma
Record added: Aug 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57057703
Eleanor Elizabeth <i>Dillman</i> Downs
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Eleanor Elizabeth <i>Dillman</i> Downs
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Love you and miss you Eleanor
- Carla
 Added: Mar. 29, 2015
May The Lord bless you and keep you. May The Lord shine His face upon you and be gracious unto you. May The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen!
- Gerhardt Leffler
 Added: Dec. 15, 2012
 
 
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