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Lucinda M "Granny" Downen Bondurant
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Birth: Dec. 30, 1919
Franklin County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 2006
Williamson County
Illinois, USA

Herrin- Lucinda M. "Granny" Bondurant, 86, of Herrin, passed away at 2:15 AM, Sunday, September 16, 2006 at her home.

Lucinda was born on December 30, 1919 in Benton, IL to Ezra & Emma (Harrison) Downen. After growing up in Centralia, she married Clair Owen on July 3, 1943 in Bingham City, UT. He preceded her in death on June 25, 1967. She later married Louis Bondurant on July 23, 1971 in Mt. Vernon. He preceded her in death on October 10, 1981.

She retired from Miss Elaine's Dress Factory in 1981. Afterwards she volunteered her time at the Landmark Christian Academy in Anna. Mrs. Bondurant was Apostolic and attended Summer's Community Church in Thompsonville. She taught Sunday school and was an active volunteer at area food pantries and the Ladies Auxiliary at the Anna Pentecostal Church. She helped provide needy families with food and clothes for Christmas.


Daughter- Lorna Bryant- Carterville
Son- Robert Owen- Herrin
Step Son- Marvin Owen- N. Platte, NE
Grandchild- Pastor Virgil Diel, Jr. & wife Tonya- West Frankfort
Grandchild- Vandy Diel- Paducah, KY
Grandchild- Tammy (Bryant) Sheffer & husband Patrick- Anna
Grandchild- Jason Bryant & wife Heidie- Murphysboro, IL
Seven Great Grandchildren
Brother & sister in law- Daniel & Betty Downen- Centralia
Many nieces & nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, sister; Pauline Owens and one brother; Wilbert Downen.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Pastor Virgil Diel, Jr. will officiate. Inurnment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia at a later date. Visitation will be from 5:00 until time of service, Tuesday, at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Women's Center in Carbondale or the Poshard Foundation for abused Children and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/ 201 S. 13th St./ Herrin, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit, 
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  Robert A. Owen (1944 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Hillcrest Memorial Park
Marion County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Mike Breitner
Record added: Sep 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15810939
Lucinda M Granny <i>Downen</i> Bondurant
Added by: Mike Breitner
Lucinda M Granny <i>Downen</i> Bondurant
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- Rev. Carol Alspaugh Schleich
 Added: Sep. 19, 2006

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