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Shirley Downing

July 2, 1945 — February 15, 2020


Shirley Mae Downing, age 74 passed away with dignity and respect at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, AR on Saturday February 15th, 2020.   She was born July 2nd, 1945 in Tahlequah, OK to Clem and Virginia Downing.

She is a graduate of Westville High School and attended Haskell Indian Nations College in Lawrence, KS where she studied Cafeteria Management.  She retired from Simmons Foods in Siloam after 20 years of service.

Shirley was a loving mother and an outstanding grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her friends, fishing, taking trips when she could,  and watching football and basketball and cheering on her favorite football player, her great grandson Landon.

She is preceded in death by her parents Clem and Virginia Downing. 2 brothers, Leon Watson and Alex ”Butch” Downing. 1 sister Jeanne Downing.

She is survived by her daughter Kim Miller and husband Jesse of Westville. Son, Scott Downing and wife Pauline of Tahlequah, OK. 3 granddaughters, 1 grandson and 4 great grandchildren, and 1 aunt Martha Jane Stillabougher, Dallas, TX.  She also left behind her lifelong best friend Mary Jane Alexander, many cousins, and other extended family whom she loved dearly.

Memorial services were held at 3 pm on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Roberts & Hart Chapel, Westville, OK.

Services entrusted to Roberts & Hart Funeral Home, Westville, OK.

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