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Glenna E. Downing

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Service: 11:30am Thu. March 11th, 2021
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church

DOWNING, Glenna E., 91, of Springfield, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021 following a brief illness. She was born October 16, 1929 in Springfield, Ohio to Raymond and Della (Smith) Taborn. She had been a longtime employee at Mercy Medical Hospital until her Retirement in 1993. She loved to work in her flower beds, raising her children, and visiting her friends and neighbors, who called her “Grandma.” She was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church for more than 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Phyllis Marie DeWitt in 2004. She is survived by three children, Edward (Barbara), Laura (Terry) and Joseph (Kristy); grandchildren, Jerry, James (Amanda), Rachael (Chris), Jesse (Kirstie), Tyler (Mariah), Savannah, Tara, Devyn and Brody; great grandchildren, Emma, Sienna, Eli, Jaydin, Jaleigh and Jase. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the church. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of Dayton for their kind and exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.
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Glenna was a fixture at the 8:00 Mass every Sunday. I have missed seeing her sitting in her pew in front of St. Joseph these many months. She was an inspiration for many that attended with her. Rest in peace, Glenna, and know that you will forever be remembered by your friends at St. Joseph. God's blessings to Glenna's family.

- Marty Tayloe, Monday March 8th, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Glenna's passing. I always looked forward to your visits to the farm. There were some great memories made there. You are in my thoughts and prayers

- Beth Detty. , Monday March 8th, 2021

Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult times. Brother Bob was telling us that everytime he would pass her house she was busy working in her flower garden or busting down brick walls, no job to small for her. She will be dearly missed.

- Woods family, Monday March 8th, 2021

RIP sweet lady. The kindness and warm caring of each person you met was awesome. Your family loved you so much...and you were a wonderful Mother who taught each child of yours wonderful qualities. And the great friendships you made were great. The bright shining star in our heavens will be you looking over your family and friends. Our Lord has welcomed you home. Although you will be be missed our world was a better place because of you dear friend.

- Mary & John Pinger, Sunday March 7th, 2021

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