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Kathryn Downey, 92

July 9, 2012

Kathryn R. Downey, 92, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Syracuse, N.Y., died at 4 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, in her home.
She was born Dec. 3, 1919, on Tipperary Hill in Syracuse, N.Y., the daughter of Margaret (Daly) Thomas Reilly, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 14 1 1946, she married Russell K. Downey, who passed away June 11, 2008.
Surviving are a son, John (Carla) Downey, of Wapakoneta; a brother, Thomas Reilly,, of Seattle, Wash.; a granddaughter, Margaret Hand, of Dayton; four grandsons, Thomas Downey, of Dayton, Denis Carey, of New York City, Emmett Carey, of New York City, and Brendan Carey of New York City; and two great-granddaughters, Emily Hand, of Dayton, and Gracie Hand, of Dayton.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Margaret Downey Carey.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Syracuse, N.Y. Burial of the cremated remains will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in DeWitt, N.Y.
Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the church.
Contributions may be given to Community Health Professionals-Tri County Hospice in Wapakoneta.
Arrangements are by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.

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