Kenneth Downey Obituary

Kenneth William Downey
Kenneth Downey
Kenneth William Downey

August 5, 1919 - November 5, 2009
Born in Warren County, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Kenneth William Downey, 90, passed away, Thursday, November 5, 2009 at Ramsey Village. He was born in Warren County, Iowa on August 5, 1919, to William and Ina Downey. He lived in the Indianola and Sommerset areas, prior to moving to Des Moines in 1967. Kenneth served in the US Army during WWII. He worked as a mechanic for Central Construction Company in Indianola and Gibbs-Cook Caterpillar, in Des Moines. He retired in 1984. He was a member of the Beaverdale VFW in Des Moines and enjoyed refinishing furniture, traveling and gardening.

Kenneth is survived by his ten children, Norma Kimzey (Jerry) of Phoenix, AZ, James Downey (Sharon) of Plattsburg, MO, Vicky Goff (Tony Fasio) of West Des Moines, Joyce Cambron (Randal) of Hollywood, FL, Samuel Downey (Sharon) of Mitchellville, Marilyn "Jane" Welch (Eric) of Des Moines, Carol Stuart (Claude) of Carlisle, Fred Downey (Shirley) of Lexington, KY, Deborah Lake (Richard) of Des Moines and Dan Downey (Jill) of Lexington, KY; 19 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and a brother, Clint Downey of Indianola. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Grace in 1989; sister, Virginia and brother, Ivyl.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

Cremation rites have been accorded and private burial will be held at a later date at the IOOF Cemetery in Indianola.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ DUNN'S CHAPEL.

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