EAST PALESTINE- Shirley A. Downey, 76, 533 E. Main St., died at 5:50 p.m. Sunday at St. Elizabeth's Hospital Medical Center, where she had been a patient.
She was born March 13, 1938 in New Brighton, Pa., a daughter of the late Dorothy J. Kelty, and had resided in East Palestine for most of her life, coming from Cannelton, Pa..
She had been employed with the former Kenmar Division of Ethan Allen, and later with Cantar/Polyair for 12 years, retiring in 2006.
She was a member of the Cannelton Baptist Church.
She is survived by five sons, Richard and James Downey, both of East Palestine, William Downey of Louisiana, Mark Downey of New Waterford and David Downey of Columbiana. She also leaves a sister, Karen Garasic of Columbiana, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, with Pastor Joanne Dota of Hospice of the Valley officiating. Burial will be in East Carmel Cemetery, Rogers. Friends will be received for two hours prior to the service.