Mildred E. Downs

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Mildred E. Downs

Mildred E. Downs, 82, of Minerva, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2023. 

She was born Oct. 7, 1940, in Elizabeth, WV to Ora Dale and Mary Lucille (Foutty) Jones. She had worked at Minerva Eldercare Center and the Great Trail Care Center for many years. She was a member of the Minerva Eagles Aerie #2199. 

She is survived by a daughter, Tammy Morris of Minerva; son, Darryl (Mika) Downs of Springfield, MO; three sisters, Connie (Thomas) Budinski of Carrollton, Delores Kramer of Carrollton,  and Francis Grogg of Jewitt, two brothers, Kenneth (Janice) Jones of Carrollton, Keith (Miki) Jones of Magnolia, seven grandchildren; Dylan Burris, Brittany (Mike) Lund, Timothy (Sara) Morris, Tiffany (Jeryd) Moore, Kimberly (Jeff) Jobes, Tammy (Kevin) Mangun, Jennifer Beach and 19 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a son, Donn E. Downs, three sisters, Shirley Foehrenbach, Velma Monk, Dorothy Fray and four brothers, Dale, George, Charles Jr. and Ricky Lee Jones. 

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva. Calling hours will be Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at

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