December 11, 1924- September 4, 2012
Charles Franklin Downs, son of Carl Forest Downs and Wilma Clarine (Kinnaird) Downs was born December 11, 1924 in St. Charles, Iowa and passed from this life September 4, 2012 at Winterset Care Center North in Winterset, Iowa at 87 years of age.
Charles was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinal fan; he loved baseball and played town-team baseball in his earlier years. He also enjoyed camping, square dancing, and was a bluegrass and country music fan; he played the banjo for many years.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Joy Belle Scrivner and Mary Ann Sumner.
Charles leaves to cherish his memory; wife, Yvonne “Bonnie” Downs of Saint Charles; sons, Alan (Peggy) Downs of Saint Charles and Craig (Lois) Downs of Boone; grandchildren, Robert (Anne) Downs of West Des Moines, Scott (Ashley) Downs of St. Charles, Melinda (Matt) Brown of Granger, Kimberly (Fiancé, Grant Redeker) Downs of Boone; great grandchildren, Elena Downs, Ethon Downs, Elijah Downs, Morgan Downs, Liam Brown; brother, Larry (Doris) Downs of St. Charles ;as well as other relatives and many friends.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Iowa Health Hospice.
The family will greet friends from 6:30-8:00 Wednesday evening, September 5, 2012 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, Iowa.
Memorial services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, Iowa.
Burial of cremains will be in the St. Charles Cemetery – St. Charles, Iowa.
Information provided by: Kale Funeral Home 301 Main Street Osceola, IA 50213 kalefuneralhome.com