Obituary for Richard P Downey

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Richard P Downey

May 29, 1937 - March 25, 2014

Richard P. Downey, age 76, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, March 25, 2014 at the Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville. He was a lifelong resident of Morgantown.

Richard was born May 29, 1937, in La Porte to the late Joseph A. and Elma F. (Everling) Downey. He was a 1955 graduate of Morgantown High School and was a member of the Morgantown Baptist Church. Richard was a retired emergency room and surgical technician from Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, after 25 years of service.

He is survived by his children: Lesa Douglas, Mark Downey and Patrick (Cheryl) Downey. Richard will be remembered by his sister: Peggy Quillen; and two grandchildren: Alyssa Downey and Shelby Downey.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: William J. "Bill" Downey.

He enjoyed the outdoors by working in his garden and landscaping around his lake. Richard also enjoyed watching wildlife and spending time with his family.

The Rev. Ben Swopes will conduct a graveside service on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. Funeral services have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Richard to the Manna Mission, 65 W. Morgan St. Martinsville, IN 46151 or the Morgan County Humane Society, 690 W. Mitchell Street, Martinsville, IN 46151

Condolences may be sent to the Downey family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: May 29, 1937
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Condolences for Richard Downey

Teresa Woods posted on 1/1/00

Our thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. From the family of Mike Woods


CAROLYN GENTRY posted on 1/1/00



Gregg Bechtold posted on 1/1/00

I always enjoyed talking with Richard while he worked at JMH and appreciated his opinion. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathies to his family


Terry Adams posted on 1/1/00

Richard was an awesome co-worker and an even greater friend. I know how much he loved you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you, may God grant you peace and comfort in this time of loss. He will be missed.


Terry Adams posted on 1/1/00

I was so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. Richard was an awesome co-worker and an even better friend. I know he loved you all very much. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you, may God surround you with His peace and comfort during this time.


Doug Cox posted on 1/1/00

Family of Richard Downey: I was reading on-line while vacationing and saw where Richard passed away. I enjoyed very much working with Richard in the Emergency Room in Franklin. I am sorry that I was away and unable to attend his funeral service! My condolences to the family! Respectfully, Doug Cox Sheriff Johnson County