Mary Downing

Au Gres, Michigan
September 2, 1918 - December 15, 2018

Visitations

Visitation for Mary will take place 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 East Michigan Avenue, Au Gres, Michigan.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ 101 East Michigan Avenue, Au Gres, MI 48703

Services

Funeral ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Sims~Whitney Township Cemetery in Au Gres, Michigan. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

Obituary Notice

Mary Downing, age 100, of Au Gres, Michigan passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 at her home. Mary was born September 2, 1918 in Wisner Township, Michigan to the late Paul and Elizabeth (nee Dreisigacker) Weber. She married Billie Downing July 21, 1945 in Bay City, Michigan and together they raised five children, Jane June, Joann, Nancy and William.

Mary was a homemaker most of her life. She helped on the family farm and enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends. She could be found playing euchre and pinochle with family and friends at home or at the Sunrise Senior Center in Omer.

Mary is survived by her children, Jane Robinson of Tennessee, June Yamatoto of California, Joann Persons of Au Gres, Nancy Schriber of Au Gres, and William (Susan) Downing of Au Gres; sister-in-law, Violet (Tootie) Weber; 12 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Billie in 1978 and 15 brothers and sisters.

Visitation for Mary will take place 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 East Michigan Avenue, Au Gres, Michigan. Funeral ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pastor Gerald Swartz and Associate Pastor Kevin Beardsley will officiate. Interment will follow in Sims~Whitney Township Cemetery in Au Gres, Michigan. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

Cemetery

Sims~Whitney Township Cemetery, Au Gres, Michigan

Condolences

I’m very sorry to hear of Aunt Mary’s passing. This is Pauline’s daughter.
— Lisa Nakoneczny
Jane and family we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
— Melonie and John Hallman
Sorry to hear of our aunts passing she was a sister to my mother Ethel you are all in our hearts Alice carol Joan and sister in law Alfrida
— Alice klocko
I’m sorry to hear about Aunt Mary’s passing. My mom (Pauline) told me of all the great memories she had of her. She will be missed.
-Jeff Nakoneczny & Family
— Jeff Nakoneczny

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