Mary Downing, 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 6, 2012, in Hanover, Indiana.
Born in 1922 in Decatur, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Esther Mae Russell
Marion and Norman John Marion of Decatur. She was married to the late William Yancey Downing.
Mary is survived by her three children, Jane Dunaway of Camden, South Carolina, Lisa Heaton of Madison, Indiana, and John Downing of Mobile, Alabama. She is also survived by her sister and six grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her son, William Yancey Downing, and three of her siblings.
Mary resided at Pinedale Nursing Home for a year and Morningside of Camden for five years.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 14, 2012, at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mobile, Alabama.
Donations may be made to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) or Catholic Charities.