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April 4 1955


Mrs. Eva Utley Downen 87, widow of Romelius Downen and member of a prominent Posey county family died Sunday (3 Apr 1955) in Harrisburg, Ill.  She was a sister of Lawrence J, Walter Lee and Charles Utley Mt. Vernon and vicinity and Louis Utley, Princeton.


Mrs. Downen was born northeast of Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Carol Utley and Sarah Trafford Utley.  Following her marriage she had resided in Southern Illinois, most of the time on a farm in the Cottonwood vicinity.


The body is at the Smith Funeral Home in Ridgway and the funeral service will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Burial will be at Ridgeway.


Surviving in addition to the brothers in Indiana, are four daughters, Mrs. Ed Moye, Omaha, Ill, Mrs. William Luther, Ridgeway, Ill, Mrs Grace Green, Grayville, Ill, and Miss Alma Downen at home; three sons, Herman and Tim, Ridgeway and Clyde, Cottonwood and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers