Mildred Downen

Obituary of Mildred Downen

Mildred E. Downen, 92, of Coulterville, IL, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Coulterville Care Center. She was born on September 9, 1924 in Plum Hill. Washington County Illinois. The daughter of the late Fred and Annie (Schwengels) Finke. Mildred and Charles Downen were united in marriage on May 9, 1942 in Union, MO. Charles preceded her in death on October 25, 1991. Mildred worked as a Librarian at the Sparta Public Library for 60 years. She was a member of the Coulterville United Methodist Church, the Annex Thrift Store, and the Chester V.F.W and Auxiliary

Mildred is survived by two daughters, Joanne (Thomas) Ahrens of Benton, KY and Jeanne (Michael) Szostak of Coulterville, IL; one sister, Arleen Luessenheide of Nashville, IL; four grandchildren, Jamie (Stormy) Ahrens-Church, John (Laura) Ahrens, Tricia (Vaughn) Paddock, and Scott (Rhonda) Szostak; ten great grandchildren, Tali, Sydney, Quinn, Brooke, Mitchell, Olivia, Kate, Jillian, Allison and William; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Mildred is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and seven sisters

A Celebration of Life Service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Coulterville United Methodist Church

Friends may call on Saturday from 12 noon until the hour of service at the Church

Memorials may be given to the Sparta Public Library or to the Coulterville United Methodist Church