Mildred E. Downen, 77, died at 8:05 a.m. Monday, May 5,
2003, in Crossroad Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Brayfield-Gilbert
Funeral Home in Sesser. Burial will be in Old Baptist Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mrs. Downen was a homemaker. She was a member
of Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church. She was born March 19, 1926,
in Sesser to Frank and Mary (Sammons) Harmon. She married Lenard Downen. He
preceded her in death in Feb. 1998.
Survivors include two daughters, Lisa L. Clayton of Mount Vernon and
Elizabeth Downen; and three grandchildren, Mary Downen, Learned Curry
and Jamilynn Mason.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman