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James Edward Downen
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Birth: Jun. 6, 1929
Death: Jul. 10, 2011

James was born on June 6, 1929 and passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011.

James was a resident of Greenville, Illinois at the time of his passing.

He went to school there and graduated from Corona, California High School.

He joined the United States Army on February 10, 1955 in Riverside California and rose to the rank of Pvt 2 serving overseas for 8 months and 17 days in the Army of Occupation of Germany. He was honorably discharged on November 15, 1956 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois and returned home. He was awarded the Sharpshooter (Carbine) Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

He is survived by his wife Louise.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Darryl Bolen officiating. Interment will follow in Mt.Auburn with Military Honors. The family will receive friends from 5 unti 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10:00 a.m. Wednesday until service time.

For those who desire memorials may be made to the Greenville First Christian Church.


Mount Auburn Cemetery
Bond County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Chris Mills
Record added: Oct 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77726055

Thank you for your service, Private Downen
- Chris Mills
 Added: Nov. 11, 2011

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